Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Skyscraper

Route & General Observations

Anonymous picture of natural slab avalanches on Skyscraper Mountain


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Forecaster Comments

Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent wet loose and slab avalanches, rain on snow, above freezing temperatures overnight

Weather: Rain, above freezing temperatures

Rain and warmth likely adding weight and consolidation to the slab component, tipping the balance and allowing natural trigger. Likely weak layer failure of October early season basal facets. Rain line approximately 3500-3700ยด.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Approximately size D2
Recent rain naturally triggered slab avalanches on Skyscraper Mountain

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