Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Raggedtop

Route & General Observations

Natural wet slab avalanche on SE aspect of Ragged Top, occurred around 5:30pm

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Unknown
Elevation 3400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Large wet slab released to the ground, several smaller avalanches below rocks and possibly another wet slab in gully further to North.

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

Natural activity on Southerly aspects of Penguin over the last three days in the afternoon/evenings

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, clear, Highs in the mid 40Fs in the upper elevations

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