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Observations

Professional Observer:   Wendy Wagner

Location:   Turnagain   -   Seattle Ridge - Repeat Offender

Date:   Jan 9th, 2013


A few more pictures and video of the Seattle Ridge, Repeat Offender, avalanche
on January 8th. Official write up in a previous observation from January 9th.


A short video clip of Kevin discussing the large Repeat Offender avalanche that a snowmachiner remotely triggered the afternoon of January 8th.
Photo 1. Deep section of the crown face - around 10ft deep in this section.
Photo 2. Several trees were ripped out by debris/powder cloud.
Photo 3.
Photo 4. Example of thick and thin sections of a slab. The thinner the slab the more likely a persons weight will impact the weak layer and potentially trigger an avalanche.
Lat: 60.8160 Long: -149.2002


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