The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report on the fatal avalanche in Beck Basin off Red Mountain Pass included this image of the accident site taken by the group as they left the avalanche on the evening of January 5, 2019. The initial avalanche is on the right and the second, remotely triggered avalanche, on the left. (Courtesy CAIC)

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