Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Road Obs and Tincan avalanches

Route & General Observations

Two remotely triggered avalanches on Tincan today around 2:15pm, on┬áSouth and North aspects of CFR ridge. No one was caught. I spoke with a group in the parking area who said they had experienced collapsing, especially when all three of them were grouped together. They didn’t witness the slide, but submitted first photo below.

Update: another group in the area reported they heard the large collapse and witnessed the avalanche occur.

Visibility was good in Turnagain Pass and was able to get eyes on road side mountains. Sunburst SW face, as reported by a party on Dec.4, avalanched mid-storm. Pete’s South looked suspect of natural mid storm avalanche, but couldn’t confirm. Debris was not obvious. Seattle Ridge SE face was wind loaded with lots of cross loaded gullies. No obvious avalanches post storm.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect North
Elevation 2700ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Two remote triggered avalanches on Tincan, both N. and S. aspects of CFR ridge. Northern avalanche was shallow but propagated pretty far. Southern avalanche was much deeper and in a wind loaded area.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Human triggered avalanches (D2's)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light to calm ridge top winds
Temps cooled throughout the day (from 30F at 10am to 19F at 3pm)
No precip

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