Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Wimp Bowl 4068

Route & General Observations

Climbed to 4068 from top of 16mile lot. Skied a little down Wimp Ridge, found it to be a bit lumpy from previous sastrugi under new snow. Eased into Wimp Bowl, snow felt suspicious, did a few turns and a slab fractured at feet, maintained position just at crown as slab propagated 20′ to skier’s left and 50′ to skier’s right. Yelled avalanche to partner above, and watched debris slide rapidly down maybe 75′ where it stopped. Told partner situation and skied bed surface to below debris. We found nice snow down gut of Wimp Bowl and skied down into alders. Some sun crust where aspect hinted southerly, but soft snow on shady aspects. Climbed up did couple more runs without incident. No one carried or injured. Light was in and out, no photos

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Forecaster Comments

This avalanche occurred on a NE aspect at 3600'. The suspected weak layer is preserved grauple on a firm crust bed surface.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Northeast
Elevation 3600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 70ft
Vertical Run 80ft  
Avalanche Details

The slab varied from 6" to 12" thick.