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Avalanche: Summit

Location: Manitoba West bowl

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack to the summit. Shooting cracks observed on the north west ridge propagating into the West bowl. Lightly snowing poor visibility.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 3600ft
Slope Angle 30degCrown Depth 10in
Width 150ftVertical Run 600ft
Avalanche Details

Remotely triggered from above. Avalanche started in steepest part of the West bowl adjacent to the notch in the northwest ridge. Debris ran down the center of the bowl to the elevation of the group of trees at approximately 3000 ft.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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8 to 12 inches new snow.