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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Taylor Pass - Magnum Avalanche

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Route & General Observations

Below are photos sent in to us of the natural avalanche on the North face of Magnum just West of Taylor Pass. The avalanche occurred mid-day on Friday, April 17th. Dimensions are estimated from a map using the photos.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type0
Aspect NortheastElevation 3000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth3ft
Width 100ftVertical Run 500ft
Avalanche Details

Quote of Kevin: "These photos were taken about 3:15pm upon encountering this natural. Northeast facing off Magnum, very fresh, searched the debris and found no signal. About a 3.5 ft crown, 40 across, ran 200 from convexity. Human size blocks in debris. Crossed tracks. Failed on similar looking weak layer, that tapered to ground...dirt in track."

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