Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Explorer Glacier

Route & General Observations

We toured up to the toe of the explorer glacier and spotted a massive avalanche. We estimated the crown to be 6 ft deep at least at its deepest point and about 2000 ft wide. Seeing this we turned around and skied out.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northeast
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth6ftWidth 2000ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Avalanche Details

This spanned almost the entire north east face above the explorer glacier. The run out of this avalanche was impressive, reaching the other side of the glacier.

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