Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Skyscraper SE Face

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Route & General Observations

Toured up 4068 from 16 mile parking lot on an established skin track. Skied one lap on the eastern ridge down into Whimpy bowl then a second lap down the SE face of 4068 down into Skeetawk.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SoutheastElevation 4600ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

On our second lap up 4068 at approximately 4:30-5pm we noticed a snow machine high mark on the SE face of skyscraper with a new avalanche adjacent to the the track. No other information was gained.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Recent natural and skier triggered avalanches on all aspects and elevations. Multiple whumphs were heard when we ventured off the established skin track as well as shooting cracks.

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