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Mt. Shirouma-dake, Japan

By April 30, 2017 No Comments

Two men were hit by an avalanche at Mt. Shirouma-dake in the Hida Mountains in Nagano prefecture and one of the men is still reported missing.

Shirouma-dake (白馬岳)

There has been several deadly avalanches on Shirouma-dake (白馬岳), Japanese for “White Horse Mountain”, over the years.

Search and recovery can take time

Search and recovery can take time in treacherous and hard to get to areas. Some are sadly never found. Swedish extreme skier Andreas Fransson was declared dead in 2016, 2 years after he and Canadian skier Jean-Philippe Auclair went missing following an avalanche in Patagonia.