Injured Skier

The victim was skiing when she hit a “chunk of avalanche debris” on the floor of the ravine and tumbled. She was assisted by another person in the ravine who called for help. Her chief complaints were lower back, neck and shoulder pain so she was immobilized on a backboard, transferred to a litter and lowered down the Little Headwall. From there she was transported in the USFS snowcat to Pinkham and taken to the hospital by ambulance. This rescue took 10 people about 2 hours to complete.