Avalanche: South Monitor Bowl

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 19, 2018
Region
South Monitor Bowl
Location Name or Route
South Monitor Bowl
Elevation
9900
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
300
Vertical
700
Comments

This natural avalanche occurred sometime yesterday afternoon, seemed to be triggered by a natural cornice fall not sure of the weak layer but I think it was new snow only. The slide ran all the way down to the flats and left a large debris pile at the toe. This path has already released a few times this year but this is the biggest I've seen it go this year.  

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