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Avalanche: Everest Ridge

Observer Name
Jonathan Scott
Observation Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Region
Everest Ridge
Location Name or Route
Everest Ridge
Elevation
8,800'
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
3"
Snow Profile Comments
Everything felt and looked pretty solid under the loose wet layer on top. Snow pit confirmed this.
Comments
Lots and lots of wet avalanches on almost every aspect. Snow easily gave way and slid, gaining material and momentum on steep slopes. Huge cornices on the east side of the ridge. I'd stay away from the Couloir just east of the ridge for now. I noticed a little bit of wind loading but it didn't look like anything too serious.
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