Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

Route & General Observations

Drove south through the pass at 7:15pm on Thursday. Spotted a recent slab avalanche on the NW side of the Magnum face that probably released after 5pm, as we didn’t observe it on the drive north.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

The avalanche released mid way up the Magnum face on the far NW side. The crown appeared to be quite deep in a wind loaded area just below the NW ridge. It looked like it stepped down to deeper layers in a few places. The debris ran into the gully between Sunburst and Magnum and appeared to trigger slab releases on the adjacent gully walls. Slope was in the full sun with good visibility, but no photos due to challenging road conditions.

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