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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Tincan false summit.
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Route & General Observations

Normal skin track up Tincan. Skied from top near ski track. Photos show 3 remote triggered avalanches. Triggered remotely from second skier down. Later in day other skiers/boarders skied to lookers left of left most slide and between left and middle slide. Whummping observes while we were headed down (on a flatter area) near skin track near top of trees. Hand pits not very reactive but clearly much of the other area was.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type UnknownAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

remote trigger by 2 nd skier down. Soft slab. See photos for better estimate of size

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Cracking when stepping off skin track in several spots. Much whumping esp on low angle regions.

Weather

Weather

Sunny clear est 18 F. New snow 3 days ago.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

New surface hoar forming. 3-4 cm staring to be noisy snow

Snowpack

Two Hand pits did not really show what was happening on mt. A third one slid on sliding surface but not easily and with little cohesion

Photos & Video

Photos



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