Avalanche: Grandeur

Observer Name
mark white
Observation Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Region
Grandeur
Location Name or Route
Grandeur Peak
Elevation
7000
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
12"
Width
40
Vertical
200
Comments

Triggered this avalanche on the north facing side of Grandeur Peak just above 7000ft in elevation. It failed on a density inversion about 8 to 10 inches down in the new snow then quickly stepped down to the old snow, new snow interface. I was a little surprised on how fast it ran, and the width of it.

Photos: debris pile, crown, cracking, the video is of some smaller slabs I triggered

Video

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