Avalanche: Summit

Location: Summit Lake Area, Gilpatrick Glide Avalanche, Butch Peak Slab

Route & General Observations

One Natural Glide Avalanche on Gilpatrick South Aspect. One avalanche on Butch Peak West aspect, cornice triggered, originally thought this was skier triggered.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type GlideAspect South
Elevation 1800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Glide avalanche at lower elevation in steeper terrain South aspect...Gilpatrick

Cornice triggered large slab avalanche. Slide was witnessed by a group in another area. There were two slabs triggered on 1/21/23 further to the north (looker's left). The tracks from that group are near this slide. That avalanche is reported in the observation page on 1/21/23.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Warmer temps to 38F during the day....Some windloading previously and with cornice development

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