Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Knifedge Meadows

Route & General Observations

Toured above the meadows and found lots of wind transported snow. Remotely triggered soft wind slab while assessing snow conditions. Similar soft slab on the same aspects with lower slope angle.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger Foot PenetrationRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 50ft  
Avalanche Details

Remotely triggered wind slab while digging test pit.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light snow and wind


Highly variable

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