Avalanche: Back Bowls

Observer Name
C dec
Observation Date
Monday, March 5, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, March 5, 2018
Region
Back Bowls
Location Name or Route
Thousand Turns Gully
Elevation
10000
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
10"
Width
20
Vertical
50
Comments
Dug a pit at the top and just skiers left of Thousans turns gully (ECTX). Shovel sheer did indicate that there was some instability (STM) in the new snow but it was shallow, in F hard snow and was not confirmed in the ECT. We opted to ski a slightly steeper terrain below our pits just left of the gully proper. Avalanche was triggered on second turn, ran slowly and stopped mid track. No other instabilities noted.
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