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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Pastoral
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Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack, skinned from the car.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North
Elevation 4700ftSlope Angle 45degCrown Depth 6in
Width 30ftLength 900ft  

Observer Comments

Intentional, ski cut triggered wind slab on a slope convexity. Crown ranged from 3"-8" and ran ~800-900ft downslope.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Wind scouring, cross loaded slopes and gullies.

Weather

Weather

Gusts up to 30mph the night before, wind was minimal all day, ~5mph

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Snow surface ranged from breakable wind crust to puddles of grandma skin. Scoured on windward aspects (E winds) and significant deposition lee, cross slope.

Snowpack

No snow pits dug.

Photos & Video

Photos



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