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Observations

Region: Girdwood
Location: Shakespeare's Shoulder and Byron Glacier
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Route & General Observations

Portage Road observation

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Cornice FallAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Two natural cornice fall triggered avalanches. The one on Byron reached the creek. The Shakespeare's Shoulder avalanche was larger and triggered an additional slab down low. Unfortunately the light was pretty flat and the iPhone camera inadequate to capture either particularly well. These are the first reported natural large cornice falls. These are lower elevation than most of the core advisory corniced ridges with the exception of the terrain in Seattle Creek.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Photos & Video

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