Item: A history of colorado avalanche accidents, 1859–2006
Title: A history of colorado avalanche accidents, 1859–2006
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, Telluride, Colorado
Authors: Dale Atkins, RECCO AB, Boulder, Colorado
Abstract: The combination of snow and mountains, and man’s pursuit of economic development have sometimes resulted in deadly consequences for those who live, work, and recreate in Colorado’s mountains. From the beginning of the Colorado gold rush in 1859 to the winter of 2006 avalanches killed 693 people. This paper compares and contrasts Colorado’s avalanche accidents as they relate to the state’s population, societal, and economic changes during Colorado’s three major economic eras: mining, inter-war, and modern.
Keywords: colorado, avalanche accidents, avalanche fatalities, mining, tourism
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