Slides that happened overnight, according to the climbing partner of the injured subject.
From the same vantage point as the picture above, but showing the south half of the west side of the mountain. There was still a lot of snow just hanging there waiting for a trigger to send it down the mountain. You can see avalanche tracks all over the north side of the southwest ridge (right skyline in the picture). The subjects are on the ridge just left and above center of this picture awaiting the helicopter to make its final approach.
Photo courtesy of Jim Dagata
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