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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Tincan Common Bowl
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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)

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 37degCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

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.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

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.

Weather

Weather

Sunny and calm. Temps in 20'

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Loose snow very little wind slab except on the ridges

Snowpack

Hand pits showed moderate shears at the new/old snow interface.

Photos & Video

Photos



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