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Avalanche: Big Drift/Skyline Summit

Observer Name
Stan Torgersen and Evan Matheson
Observation Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Region
Big Drift/Skyline Summit
Location Name or Route
East of Big Drift Staging Area
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Cornice Fall
Avalanche Problem
Cornice
Depth
unknown
Width
150'
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
This was a cornice collapse. Some of the chunks of snow in the attached picture were the size of an RV. There were tracks leading to the avalanche field and some evidence of jumping off nearby cornices. Please consider the risks!
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