Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 3

Route & General Observations

Standard Peak 3 lap descending from the summit down through the rocks.

Strong winds once out of the gulley. Strong enough that we were worried about equipment flying away. Very active wind loading occurring.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 3800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 12inWidth 50ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Both partners triggered wind slabs about a foot deep that propagated all around and above us but only slid about a foot. They were triggered in the rocks or just below them near the top of Peak 3.