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 PenetrationAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect North NorthwestElevation 3000ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depthunknown
Width 150ftVertical 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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