Avalanche: Wolverine Cirque

Observer Name
annonomis
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Region
Wolverine Cirque
Location Name or Route
wolverine cirque
Elevation
10300
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Cornice Fall
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
7"
Width
70
Vertical
800
Comments
I saw a few more cornices like this (tuskarora) that didnt trigger a slab. This one seemed to have a small(10' long) fracture line too below cliff band but was basically a loose dry. Not sure on the size of cornice. there was small cornice debris at bottom, probably a rough ride over the cliff for the cornice. Also saw somebody ride seagull chute successfully.

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