Avalanche kills director of Oregon avalanche center
March 10, 2016 - Uncategorized
The director of an Oregon avalanche awareness and educational center was killed earlier this week by an avalanche.
Kip Rand, who had been employed by the Wallowa Avalanche Center since last November, had been backcountry skiing when disaster struck.
Rand, an experienced skier, was “caught at the very top of an avalanche” where he was swept down a near-vertical slope approximately 600 feet, Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers told Oregon Public Broadcasting. Read more…