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Observations

Region: Turnagain, scottfennell
Location: Silvertip Creek
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Went up Silvertip creek – noted large debris pile at bottom of the creekbed. Debris rolled uphill onto the skin track on the opposite side (where we were skinning). Couldn’t see the crown until we climbed out of the valley fog at about 3000ft. Noted 1-2 mile long continuous crown along entire ridgeline. Many areas ripped out to the ground. Dirt visible on hillside and amongst debris pile at bottom. Crown went out of sight to the northwest, might be longer.. Aspect of slide was ENE. Active windloading on east-facing slopes while we were nearing top of Silvertip. winds 10-15mph.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Aspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

nothing where we were.

Weather

Weather

Chilly in valley bottom, warm inversion layer in the fog, cold above fog.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

crust at road level, great untouched, well bonded powder from 1800ft upwards. New frosty flowery crystals forming in fog layer and above.

Snowpack

no pit.

Photos & Video

Photos



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