|Location:||Tincan Common Bowl|
Route & General Observations
Toured up the standard route to Tincan proper. skied the akin track from the summit along the low angle ridge. Second person down the ridge remotely triggered three avalanches in the adjacent bowl (2 on kitchen wall/nose and one off of the top of CFR which travelled across the ramp/shadow line)
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||West Southwest|
|Elevation||3000ft||Slope Angle||37deg||Crown Depth||unknown|
avalanche was remotely triggered by skiers on the ridge above it. Starting zones were right under convexities or steep slopes under cornices. The two slides on the kitchen wall ran fairly fast and travelled a couple of hundred of feet. The slide off CFR ran slower and ran longer.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Crossed to of several slopes during the day and had cracks propagated in numerous locations. Hand pits throughout the day and at various locations surprisingly did not reflect he conditions we were seeing on the slopes. There were countless slopes with either small slides or cracks all over them.
Sunny and calm. Temps in 20'
Loose snow very little wind slab except on the ridges
Hand pits showed moderate shears at the new/old snow interface.