Avalanche: Wolverine Cirque

Observer Name
B
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Region
Wolverine Cirque
Location Name or Route
Wolverine Cirque
Elevation
10500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Cornice
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
unknown
Width
250
Vertical
500
Comments
<p>Another avalanche likely triggered by a Cornice Collapse during the high winds and high density&nbsp;precipitation&nbsp;event on late afternoon/evening Tuesday. Many cornices appear to have not only accumulated significantly in size during this latest event, but along with this they almost all have an additional lower lip that is very overhanging.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another extremely large and unique Cornice Fall triggered avalanche was observed on the NW face of Patsy Marley, and this slide appeared to step down into older snow in the starting zone. This slide appeared to have a crown of at least 4 feet in places, yet I did not get close enough to it to truly measure it. The width appeared to be at least 200 to 250 feet wide. Picture taken was at distance and did not portray event. Yet, many others were in the area and they most likely will post observations. This slide appeared to release in the same time frame as the one previously described above.&nbsp;</p>
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