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Avalanche: Summit

Location: Manitoba

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Headed toward top of Manitoba via the north ridge. Checked out the north side of the summit and decided to ski an east/north east slope that looked about 27-29* steep.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type0
Aspect East NortheastElevation 3700ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 16in
Width 300ftVertical Run 800ft
Avalanche Details

After only a few turns, the snow broke completely underneath me. I rode a slab of snow for about 15 feet before exiting skiers left and getting out of the way. I put my skins back on and headed toward the ridge to make my way back up to Manitoba summit.

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

Was out yesterday in bad visibility. Noticed whoomping in the valley below Manitoba.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Gusty winds around 30 mph on the ridge. Blue skies with clouds rolling in. About 35*

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