Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies South Face

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Route & General Observations

Eddies uptrack to top of ridge.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 2500ft
Slope Angle 45degCrown Depth 14in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Avalanche on the south face of Eddies was remote triggered by a skier, an average-size woman, skiing down the usual Eddies uptrack on top of the south ridge. There were a number of other tracks on the ridge, at least three older tracks were nearer to the avalanche than the triggering track. Crown depth was 12-14 inches, the depth of the MLK BSH in that area. The maximum slope angle of the slab was about 45 degrees and included a glide crack. A pit dug earlier in the day about 150 yards up the ridge from the avalanche, on the same south aspect, thogh in a place usually more wind-effected, produced an ECTX by conventional tapping though the BSH was only about 12 inches down. A solid "Chugach tap" (stomp) broke the slab, 2/3 slid off the MLK BSH, the part underneath the shovel didn't budge.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Calm, partly sunny, mid-twenties.

Snow surface

Settled powder.

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