Avalanche: Cardiac Ridge

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Region
Cardiac Ridge
Location Name or Route
Cardiac Ridge
Elevation
10,800'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
70'
Vertical
900'
Comments

Skied one on the south side and this avalanche wasn't there hiked back to the pass and saw that this pocket had pulled out on Hansen's between Cardiac Ridge proper and Cardiac Bowl. The NE winds were cranking in the AM they loaded this steep terrain feature up in the cliffs. Decided to go take a closer look at it, and climbed up to the nob in the middle of it, the crown was about a foot deep and the slide was 70ft at its widest point, running 900ft. There were two other soft slabs that ran naturally in the same area about the same time of day.

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