Accident: Wolverine Cirque

Observation Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 3, 1993
Region
Wolverine Cirque
Location Name or Route
Wolverine Cirque
Elevation
10,600'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Fully
1
Killed
1
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.

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