Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: President's Ridge

Route & General Observations

Skinned up existing up track to top of avalanche site
conducted crown profile
Descended to assist with recovery of Randy
Engaged in discovery of details in accident

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)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Localized cracking and whumphing
Recent avalanche HS-ASu-R3D2-O

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, Calm, -10C, 1-2 cm new snow

Snow surface

1-2 cm new


Moderate strength, poor structure, high energy

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