Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: South face of Rusty’s ridge

Route & General Observations

Skinning and booting up to Rusty’s ridge after skiing the south aspect of Wolverine peak. Light density new snow on a mix of breakable and supportable crust with old, weak, faceted snow underneath. Encountered some whumphing and shooting cracks prior to remote triggering slab.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South
Elevation 1000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 20ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Remote triggered this slab while booting/skinning up a rocky buttress lookers right of the gulley that avalanched. We avoided the gulley due to shooting cracks and whumphing encountered on lower angle terrain below. I was the third in a party of 3 to pass the trigger point but took a path slightly closer to the loaded gulley.

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