Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Frostbite

Route & General Observations

Above tree line experienced whipping wind loading. At approximately 3000 wind slab breaking and propergate approximately 10 15 yard around and slide on accent.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 36deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 20ft
Vertical Run 20ft  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

On climb whumping and settling top out extreme settling. Rode out spaced out from partners and also on skin alot if space in between.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Wind effected crust blown powder loaded depressions.