Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Government Peak northeast face of east ridge

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Route & General Observations

While skinning up from the glades toward frostbite ridge, two skiers were visible on the ridge above ascending the ridgeline toward government peak summit. Observed avalanche on the next ridge over.

 

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect EastElevation 3500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

The skiers were on a small knob on the ridge line and appeared to be similar elevation as the crown, but they were quite a distance away. See photo. Unclear if they remotely triggered or it was natural. It looked like a smaller secondary avalanche also occurred on the adjacent slope. Skiers descended via skin track.

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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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