Avalanche: Georges Bowl

Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Region
Georges Bowl
Location Name or Route
Georges Bowl
Elevation
10000
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
14"
Width
60
Vertical
400
Comments
My partner and I were skinning along the Georges bowl ridgeline. Using normal safety precaution, I kicked a soft windslab along the ridgeline to see if anything would propagate along the slope. The soft slab sitting atop the existing cornice went pretty easily, propagated 50' or so along the convex roll. The minor slab picked up storm sluff, remained at approximately 50' wide and continued down the path. We found later on that the slide had run the majority of the path. It did not appear as though there were any step downs into older slabs. I did not take photos.
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