Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack


Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angle 38deg
Crown Depth 12inWidth 30ft
Vertical Run 40ft  
Avalanche Details

The remotely triggered avalanche was 40' away from the 32 degree slope we were skiing. See photo.
The soft slab was Fist hardness. Some of the bed surface near the crown was slightly firmer. Considering the soft slab was remotely triggered, we searched for an obvious weak layer but found nothing other than decomposing stellars (1-2mm). Mysteries...

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No additional red flags observed throughout the tour.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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35°F at 500', 26°F at 2200'
Intermittent moderate snowfall
Calm with intermittent light north winds

Snow surface

~6" of new snow at 500' which decreased in density as we gained elevation


Testpit at 1960'
NW aspect
HS 200cm
ECTP26 & ECTP29 ↓75cm on 2-3mm facets from 1/20

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