Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Harp mtn, Eagle River

Route & General Observations

Skinned up the ridge, noted multiple wind slabs, intentionally triggered cornice slab on the skin up. Ski cut to get this one to release. 1-2 ft crown, 100 ft wide, 4 ft deep and ran over 1000 ft to the other side of the valley.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type0
Aspect UnknownElevation 3000ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 24in
Width 100ftVertical Run 1000ft
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

shooting cracks, obvious wind loading

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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wind gusting to 40 mph, warm 32degrees

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