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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Eddies South Face
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Route & General Observations

Eddies uptrack to top of ridge.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South
Elevation 2500ftSlope Angle 45degCrown Depth 14in
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Avalanche on the south face of Eddies was remote triggered by a skier, an average-size woman, skiing down the usual Eddies uptrack on top of the south ridge. There were a number of other tracks on the ridge, at least three older tracks were nearer to the avalanche than the triggering track. Crown depth was 12-14 inches, the depth of the MLK BSH in that area. The maximum slope angle of the slab was about 45 degrees and included a glide crack. A pit dug earlier in the day about 150 yards up the ridge from the avalanche, on the same south aspect, thogh in a place usually more wind-effected, produced an ECTX by conventional tapping though the BSH was only about 12 inches down. A solid "Chugach tap" (stomp) broke the slab, 2/3 slid off the MLK BSH, the part underneath the shovel didn't budge.

Weather

Weather

Calm, partly sunny, mid-twenties.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Settled powder.

Photos & Video

Photos



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