Skier Triggered Wind Slab, Rock Creek

 
 
 
 
 
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AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Rock Creek

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Forecaster
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
Northwest
Avalanche Width: 
120ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
11 000ft.
Avalanche Length: 
100ft.
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Report from a local mountain guide: 2 skiers skinning up triggered a hard wind slab that broke above them, the skiers were both carried down slope, none burried. The guide skied the same slope the next day and ski cut the flank of the slide and it was still sensitive enough for the remaining hangfire to slide.

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Number of People Caught: 
2

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