Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: South Eddie's Ridge

Route & General Observations

Touring across Eddie’s Ridge towards the SE.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 2900ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Touring across Eddie's Ridge towards the SE, observed two independent remote triggered (from skier on ridge) soft slab releases on the SW aspect. Point released ~ 15'+ down slope of ridge with small to medium propagation. Suspect wind loading, storm snow and possible thermal affected (avalanche occurred at ~3pm, after a full day in the sun) snow failing on uppermost BSH. Crown thickness up to 2 feet. Slab dissipated into loose sluff very quickly but traveled ~3/4 of the slope. Slope was not skied.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Small shooting cracks seen off skin track at ~2400' SW aspect, pit revealed loose storm snow failing on BSH, poor shear, with minimal propagation or consolidation, followed by further failure of older, more consolidated snow on deeper weak layer with clean shear.

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