Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum West Face, upper bench

Route & General Observations

Test Pit on upper bench of West face of Magnum.

Primary layer of concern is the softer layer of rounding facets at around 100cm. The last storm on 12-4 had avalanches that stepped down into this layer. Now it is showing moderate to high strength, a relatively clean shear plane, but low propagation potential. I don’t think this layer is likely to be triggered by people at this time. It could reactivate when we get additional loading during a storm.

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