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Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Up the gold mint drainage

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

I haven’t submitted this till now because I wanted to give the skier a chance to report it.Two of us were watching across the valley as a lone skier triggered a large avalanche. The further picture shows his first set of tracks to the right and his original skin track. He went back up for another run. We saw the avalanche begin after the skier crested. We watched from across the valley preparing to make an emergency call and proceed down to attempt a rescue when we saw him still on the ridge. After about 10 minutes the skier proceeded down the ridge safely and moved up valley.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny 25-35 F with an inversion

Snow surface

Settled powder

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