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Avalanche: Alexander Basin

Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson, Pollick
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Region
Alexander Basin
Location Name or Route
Alexander Basin
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
43
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
16"
Width
70
Vertical
500
Comments
<p>Intentionally dropped a cornice onto the slope below.&nbsp; Cornice moved down the slope, over a 50&#39; cliffband and triggered the avalanche in the very steep, thin and shallow rocky zone.&nbsp; Ran 500&#39; and left 6&#39; pile of debris.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Photos -&nbsp;Brian and Zinnia checking out the avalanche.</p>

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