|Location:||Marmot, South Ridge|
Route & General Observations
This was an avalanche reported to HPAC today by a person who interviewed the party who triggered the avalanche
|Trigger||Foot Penetration||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||South Southwest|
|Elevation||2800ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||unknown|
Hikers on the south ridge of Marmot were reported to have decided that they should go no further and descend. While descending and traversing along the top of a bench searching for a route down, they triggered an avalanche from above. No one caught.
They were hiking in an area that had a recent avalanche on Friday, on the same aspect as they were, on the pitch above them. See photos.
Picture shows a second group of hikers following the first group's tracks (who triggered the avalanche) from earlier in the day.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Unknown observations of collapsing and cracking.
There was an avalanche from Friday, visible near this location.
This slope was identified by aspect, elevation and leeward feature, as a problem location in the advisory.