Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Government creek

Route & General Observations

West aspect into government creek

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 6inWidth 300ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 2Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

Shallow Wind slab triggered while skinning. Broke above skiers. Skier 1 and dog stayed on top and got off slide. Skier 2 arrested on bed surface.

Events of the day

Wind was blowing, scouring ridge and actively loading slope. Skiers skinned onto slope to transition out of wind when shallow, newly formed slab broke above.

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