Avalanche: Summit

Location: Manitoba and Surrounding Areas

Route & General Observations

5/4 afternoon and 5/5 mid day tour up to the top of tree line


Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type GlideAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Glide and wet loose avalances occurring at all aspects and elevations on slopes steeper than ~35° throughout turnagain and summit

Two sizable slabs spotted from the road in/near tincan trees Saturday morning

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast Saturday (5/4)

Rain overnight and partly sunny skies Sunday (5/5)

Snow surface

Wet large grains that are very non-cohesive for the top 8-10 cm of snowpack.


Questionable layers at 10cm, 35cm, and a very scary layer at 100cm that broke cleanly (Q1) when released by a shovel.

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