Avalanche: Summit

Location: Manitoba (1900 ft on Minitoba)

Route & General Observations

From Manitoba hut toured through the wet and heavy the normal route then dug a pit in on a ssw aspect.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South Southeast
Elevation 3300ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Below Fresno Ridge

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Struggling to stay below freezing at 1150ft. ~ 23 degrees at 1,900ft. Low visability and cloudy clearing around 14:00 with blue skies, pink clouds and sun shine, eclipsed within 1 hr with clouds and more snow, up to 1"/hr around 17:00.

Snow surface

Smooth new snow, wet, heavy and lumpy to about 1900ft. Skied very nicely at 1,900ft.


At 1900 ft on a SSW aspect found:

HS 140cm
HN 20cm
Heavy,1F from 20 - 55cm down sitting on 4F to 90cm down with buried surface hoar at 72cm down.
CT27RP down 72cm
ECTX (after 3 leg drops had RP on same layer as CT)

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