Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Eldorado

Route & General Observations

Suspected rotten snow on lower elevation SSE aspect, a red flag that we should’ve heeded. Rerouted to NNE skin track. Skied ideal cornditions on N skyscraper, only to be too late in the day for E faces at the lower elevation. Point release, skier not carried, stepped down to ground, with sidewalls having 18”-30”.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 12inWidth 35ft
Vertical Run 250ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Point release, beginning with 6” slow moving wet slab, then stepping down to ground with sidewalls 18”-30”

Events of the day

Corn fever but too late.

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