Professional Observer:   Lisa Portune
Location: Not reported -   Tincan
Date: Feb 6th, 2010
Skier Triggered Avalanche-Tincan
We watched a skier trigger this avalanche today on a SW aspect of
Tincan at 3000 feet. We estimated it at 150 feet wide by 200
feet long. The crown face was 14 inches deep and the slope angle
39 degrees. The slide failed below a windslab on a possible melt-
freeeze layer. The skier was caught, carried, and partially
buried but able to dig himself out. A second skier came down on
the climber's right and triggered the smaller slide.
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|Lat: 60.7857 Long: -149.1578|
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