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Avalanche: Knob Mountain

Observer Name
Richard Stum
Observation Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Region
Knob Mountain
Location Name or Route
North Face of Knob Mountain
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
250'
Vertical
300'
Comments
We (two of us) ascended and descended off the summit ridge well away from the small cornice edge. The second skier down most likley triggered this event, even though he was 100 yds away from the trigger point when it slid. It did so just as he finished his descent into the low angle “bowl” to the northeast. I barely missed getting a video of it.
Coordinates

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