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Avalanche: Mt Baldy

Observer Name
Chris Pond
Observation Date
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Region
Mt Baldy
Location Name or Route
Main Chute, Mt Baldy, Alta Ski Area
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
15"
Width
60'
Vertical
150'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments

Oops, very little snow in the chute, brown crust etc. I got to about 100 feet above the choke and cut left to make a turn into about 6 inches of snow and released a large soft slab crossloaded (2 feet deep) above me on the side of the chute. It took me halfway down the choke (200feets or so) and briefly buried me.

Photos taken in the afternoon: Kobernik

Coordinates

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