Avalanche: Jaws

Observer Name
Meisenheimer
Observation Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Region
Jaws
Location Name or Route
Jaws
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
150'
Vertical
500'
Comments

Walking again down the ridge we heard a big collapse and watched yet another avalanche. This avalanche was roughly 18" deep and 150' wide running all the way to the flats. The weak layer appeared to be faceted snow. I was unable to do a crown profile or dig a pit due to weather and slope steepness.

The red line in the photo indicates the dimensions of the avalanche. 

 

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