While boot packing up the Naked Lady Couloir near Ouray in southwestern Colorado, another party backcountry skiing above Ross Minton’s party released an avalanche. The slide caught him and carried him around 400 feet down the couloir.
Luckily Ross was not buried. And luckily his guide and party knew the basics of post-avalanche patient care and backcountry evacuation. Ross’s right shoulder was dislocated . His party was able to reset it and turn his jacket into makeshift sling to secure my shoulder. His gear was divided amongst the group to reduce bearing weight, allowing him was able to ski down under my own power.
Read Ross’ story, Backcountry Rescue from Ouray Colorado Avalanche.