Second Victim of Mount Moran Avalanche Dies

Jackson Hole slide struck Sunday

Wet slides like that which occurred on Mount Moran are particularly dangerous in afternoons after a melt-freeze cycle. (Firefox13/Wikimedia Commons)

Sunday’s avalanche on Mount Moran in Jackson Hole claimed its second victim Tuesday night, Backcountry Magazine reported Thursday.

Stephen Adamson, a 42-year-old attorney at the Jackson Hole law firm Gonnella Adamson, died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls on May 19. He had been critically injured two days before in the avalanche on Sickle Couloir, a steep descent on 12,605-foot Mount Moran, which killed 39-year-old Jackson resident Luke Lynch.

Lynch, Adamson, mountain guide Zahan Billimoria, and local teacher Brook Yeomans had been ascending the 3,100-foot line when a wet slide broke loose and swept the men 500 feet over rock and ice. Lynch died at the scene.

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