Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge - Repeat Offender

Route & General Observations

Several images from a glide/full depth avalanche seen in motion on Repeat Offender. Debris ran over a portion of the common up-track. Also images from the backside of Seattle Ridge.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Avalanche Details

Glide/full depth avalanche release on the Repeat Offender slide path at 5:30pm, March 30th. Avalanche was seen in motion while descending the common up-track.

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

Deep mushy snow on the SE face of Seattle Ridge late in the day. Snow surfaces didn't soften as much as expected on the Westerly aspects (backside of Seattle Ridge).

Photos & Video
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