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Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Wolverine Cirque
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Buried - Fully
Accident and Rescue Summary
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A skier was caught and carried in a small slide just off the ridge in the Wolverine Cirque. When the avalanche reached the lower portion of the cirque, a bigger slab broke out much deeper and wider than the original avalanche which initially caught the skier. Graupel pooling is suspected as a weak layer of the larger slab that broke out.