Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: NW Valley under Telemint

Route & General Observations

Dug an ECT on a West aspect at 4,400 feet elevation. Clean propagation at 17 on buried surface hoar about 15cm deep. Retreated back to the valley.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 3400ftSlope Angle 36deg
Crown Depth 5inWidth 20ft
Vertical Run 15ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Released a very small pocket windslab while stomping at a switchback. (This was on a different slope before the West aspect slope where we did the ECT.) We were experiencing active windloading while skinning. The slab didn’t release at the skinner’s feet-instead it was a bit of a remote trigger, about 5 feet to the side.

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