Avalanche: Davenport Hill

Observer Name
TR
Observation Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Region
Davenport Hill
Location Name or Route
West Davenport
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
39°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
125'
Vertical
300'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Snow Profile Comments
weak
Comments
This avalanche broke after the second skier had made three turns adjacent to tracks from the first skier. The avalanche broke above the second skier who was carried and stopped in small trees near top of debris. The second skier lost a ski and poles. No injury.
Coordinates

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