Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscut W to SW aspect Treeline

Route & General Observations

Main Skin track up to treeline and then traversed south (remained mostly on western aspect). Observed warming as day went on.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect South
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Two neighboring wet loose avalanches that stepped down into deeper layers to initiate the wet slab. 2x N-WL/WS-D2-o/G most likely happened on the previous day.

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

Recent Avalanches, and Warming.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny and clear skies, light wind from the NE, high near 40 degrees.

Snow surface

Melt-Freeze Crust, warmed and became soft as day went on for Southerly aspects. Boot Pen: boot top. West aspects did not receive much warming. Surface conditions remained consistently hard until 3pm.


Elevation: 2050. Aspect: SSW. Slope Angle: 22 degrees. Spring snowpack in the southerlies. Layer of Concern: After conducting 5 stability tests and found decomposing Burried Surface Hoar @ 35-47cm. Tests CT7 and ECTP7@35cm CT21SC@47cm.

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