Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot avalanche

Route & General Observations

Watched a skier trigger a D2 soft slab on the W chute of Marmot, also saw a very similar natural on a W face above Stairstep.

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Forecaster Comments

This feature was crossloaded by the wind yesterday

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angle 38deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 800ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried? 1
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

The fifth skier to descend the W chute of marmot triggered a D2 soft slab which broke 100 ft above her. The skier and their dog were able to self rescue after being carried to the apron, thankful nobody was buried!

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