Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Bomber Traverse- chute behind nunatak

Route & General Observations

Bomber Traverse. Light precip with minimal accumulation on 3/11 with zero to minimal wind. No signs of instability or recent avalanches.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North
Elevation 5800ftSlope Angle 57deg
Crown Depth 10inWidth 15ft
Vertical Run 125ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Second cut into the chute released a soft slab at skiers feet at the steepest slope angle (55-60 degrees). Skier was able to arrest.

Events of the day

Warm, bluebird, last leg of the Bomber Traverse. Air temp roughly 25-30 degrees with no wind. Previously skied a 35-40 degree slope on a similar aspect with no signs of instability. Decided to ski something steeper for the last lap. No pits were dug. All decisions were based off of skiing the previous two days of terrain along the traverse.

Rescue events


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