Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: back side of friendship pass

Route & General Observations


Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 18inWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 40ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

1st skier down the mountain dug his ski tips into the mountain and was trying to get out, when he remotely triggered the avalanche about 60 feet from where he was.

Events of the day


Rescue events


Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Sluffing from steep terrain and rock faces. existing crowns from steep terrain from prior snow fall.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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overcast with clouds until late afternoon, then sunny!

Snow surface

soft powder



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