Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies NW headwall

Route & General Observations

Toured up the west ridge of Eddies, then up the NW headwall. Triggered a small shallow wind slab at the convexity at the top of the slope.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger Foot PenetrationRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 2900ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth 4inWidth 70ft
Vertical Run 100ft  
Avalanche Details

Our party of three was bootpacking up the center of NW headwall, having left the west ridge when we found fresh wind effected snow and too much exposure. As we reached the convexity at the top of the slope we triggered a 4" soft slab of last night's snow. The avalanche propogated north about 75', and ran about 100'. The crown was 6" at most.