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Avalanche: Santiago

Observer Name
David Shiembob
Observation Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Region
Santiago
Location Name or Route
Santiago, Mineral Fork
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Depth
18"
Width
60'
Carried
1
Comments
I triggered a windslab  / hardslab while skiing left from the bottom of the room of doom today. It broke about 50' above me and luckily the slab stayed together long enough for me to ski 30' or so off of it while it was moving. The crown didn't look that large but the size and power of the debris makes me think it was at least 18-24" deep in some places. It ran 300-400' vertical feet. I think I'm lucky to have skied off it and that my partner wasn't caught, since in hindsight we weren't spaced out as far as we should have been. We should have had our guard up more today given all of the strong winds from various directions over the last several days. 
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