Avalanche: Cardiff Pass

Observer Name
Noel Stewart
Observation Date
Friday, March 8, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, March 8, 2019
Region
Cardiff Pass
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Pass
Elevation
10,300'
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Skier
Depth
21"
Carried
1
Comments
I think I was alone on the mountain, did not see any other skiers. When taking off my skins I could see it was unstable (also saw cracking when breaking the uptrack) I was attempting to traverse out when it broke both above and below me. It was the entire face. It seemed that anything over about 35 degrees was unstable and I did see some naturals on the way as I skied down. I was carried about 450 to 500 feet down the entire face, but only partially buried. I did not deploy my airpack.

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