Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Southeast aspect of Hatch peak

Route & General Observations

I was part of a 3 person group. Toured up the sunny side of Hatch peak south shoulder and then a ridge walk to the summit. No red flags observed during tour. We skied the southwest face giving the gully that slid a wide birth. We transitioned at the bottom of the valley and observed second skier in another group remote trigger a large slab avalanche that propagated 100 plus feet into and across gully.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 3800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 600ft  
Avalanche Details

2nd skier in a different party remote triggered large slab avalanche. Skier said he heard and felt collapsing and slab broke 15 feet below skier and propagated across gully in picture. Debris field settle toward the bottom of gully. About 500-600 feet of vertical slide.

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