Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan chute prior to tods run

Route & General Observations

North facing couloirs of Tincan

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 8inWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 60ft  
Avalanche Details

Obvious wind slabs on North facing chutes on tincan. More Westerly aspects of these chutes seemed to have more wind loaded snow from April 6 snow coming in with easterly winds.

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

The wind slabs were obviously touchy. We ruled out tods run but thought this chute was a little more protected.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy and warming into the 40s by afternoon. Lower elevations were frozen at out 9 am start and had softened by our exit at 115 without significant direct sunlight

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