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Originally posted by allenidaho
No. Because an avalance can vary is size and is usually classed based on it's size, mass and destructive potential. Category 1 being the weakest, 5 being the strongest.
A Category 2 avalanche was most likely what they experienced. One that is strong enough to injure or bury a person but not damage the surrounding forest. Category 3 is usually strong enough to destroy a car or break a few trees. Category 4 is strong enough to clear up to 4 hectares of forest and destroy a building. Category 5 is the largest known avalanche, capable of destroying a village and clearing up to 40 hectares of forest.
When a small slide of snow buried a portion of the party in that ravine, all of the buried victims would have been dead within approximately 30 minutes without rescue from a combination of severe injury and suffocation. All those left on the surface would have been dead within the next 2 hours of hypothermia, statistically.
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by Enlightenme1111
Just thinking about it, I guess it would be noticeable on the point where the fabric is first cut, as it will show in which direction the threads were pushed.
Originally posted by GunzCoty
reply to post by OzWeatherman
Some of the dead had orange skin and white hair as well as have been aged by years.