Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: 4600

Route & General Observations

What follows is a second hand report:
Solo skier followed safety-style skintrack set earlier in the day, from snogo Fishhook lot the long way around to wimp bowl and up to 4068. Lots of whomping on the way. Then along ridge to 4600. Skied sunnyside of 4600, great pow, while descending remote released a to-the-ground slab on steepish face to skiers right and also below skier extending northeast along creek course. Stopped. Evaluated. Bowl above skier not moving. Proceeded shortest route to debris field. Continued towards Skeetawk weather station. Made new skin track on low angle slope back up to 4068. Large-acreage whomps and settling while climbing. Skied nose back down to creek crossing and parking lot.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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