Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan false summit.

Route & General Observations

Normal skin track up Tincan. Skied from top near ski track. Photos show 3 remote triggered avalanches. Triggered remotely from second skier down. Later in day other skiers/boarders skied to lookers left of left most slide and between left and middle slide. Whummping observes while we were headed down (on a flatter area) near skin track near top of trees. Hand pits not very reactive but clearly much of the other area was.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

remote trigger by 2 nd skier down. Soft slab. See photos for better estimate of size

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Cracking when stepping off skin track in several spots. Much whumping esp on low angle regions.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny clear est 18 F. New snow 3 days ago.

Snow surface

New surface hoar forming. 3-4 cm staring to be noisy snow


Two Hand pits did not really show what was happening on mt. A third one slid on sliding surface but not easily and with little cohesion

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