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Avalanche: Patsy Marly

Observer Name
Zayd Ma
Observation Date
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Region
Patsy Marly
Location Name or Route
Microwave
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
West
Trigger
Skier
Depth
10"
Width
50'
Comments
The location is a guess from my Strava track. Looked like all new snow. New snow was stuffing above but wasn't forming slabs and cracking. We knew the slope looked sketchy so I stepped out onto it and cracked with just one jump. The cracks propagated away from me in both directions for about 30 ft and the avalanche ran for about 40 ft. No one was caught and I had an Avalung in my mouth. After the slide we cut through the avalanche path, skier's right, to safety.
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