Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Crow Pass

Route & General Observations

On an attempt to get to Crow Pass cabin we were stopped by moderate winds and ping pong ball visibility on the 8th and popped a tent. Stayed tented out on the 9th again due to less than 3 meters visibility. That night the winds switched to strong NE winds that transported a lot of snow. Walked out on the 10th (no snow left to ski on) recent avalanche debris from SW facing slopes and heavy scouring on north and east aspects were observed.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East Northeast
Elevation 2000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 50ft
Vertical Run 300ft  
Avalanche Details

Skiing out we crossed the wind slab debris from an avalanche that occurred some time between the night of the 8th and morning of the 10th.

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