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Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Penguin Peak

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Route & General Observations

The West Couloir on Penguin peak had a large debris pile at its base visible from Seward Highway. Couldn’t quite make out the start, but assume it was at the top, possibly from a cornice release. May be from multiple natural slides during storm cycle.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect WestElevation 3300ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Run 2000ft
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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