Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: South face cornbuscuit

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthElevationunknown
Slope Angle 45degCrown Depth 12in
Width 25ftVertical Run 25ft
Avalanche Details

Small soft skier triggered slab on small roll over on South face. Did not see anything concerning while skinning and skiing west face earlier in the morning. Hand pits on west face show pretty good bonding of new and old snow. Skied South face a bit late in the day around 2pm under intense near direct sunlight when small slab broke.

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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Getting direct sun at time of slide around 2pm

Snow surface

Only new snow slid

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