BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Latest on a fatal avalanche in southwestern Montana (all times local):
A Montana woman died in a weekend avalanche, and the family of her boyfriend said he survived the slide, but not the loss of his partner and took his own life.
The Gallatin County sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Inge Perkins of Bozeman died Saturday in a slide on Imp Peak in the southern Madison Range. Officials say 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy of Carbondale, Colorado, was found dead Sunday at a residence in Bozeman.
Both were accomplished mountain climbers.
Michael Kennedy said he and his wife, Julie, “sorrowfully respect his decision.”
Hayden Kennedy’s family said he and Perkins had recently moved to Bozeman where he was working on his emergency medical technician certificate and she was completing her bachelor’s degree in math and education at Montana State University.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says a woman died in a weekend avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Officials say two skiers were ascending a steep, narrow gully on Imp Peak in the southern Madison Range on Saturday when they triggered a slide that fully buried the woman and partially buried a man. He could not find her and hiked out of the area.
Gallatin County Search and Rescue recovered the victim’s body on Monday. She was covered by 3 feet of snow. Her name has not been released.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says a skier died in a weekend avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Officials say two skiers approached a steep, narrow gully on Imp Peak in the southern Madison Range on Saturday, triggering a slide that fully buried one of the skiers and partially buried the other.
Gallatin County Search and Rescue recovered the victim’s body on Monday from the area about 20 miles southwest of Big Sky. The victim’s name has not been released.