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Avalanche: Cardiac Ridge

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Region
Cardiac Ridge
Location Name or Route
Cardiac Ridge, Hansens
Elevation
10,900'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
45'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments
Saw this avalanche start up in the SE facing, above Hansen’s then running down the E facing, it was started by heating but it was mostly a dry snow slide when it was moving. I had already done a few runs on Hansens but on my last run I knew it was time to go being that the snow was heating up. I was hiking back to Alta when I heard it go, it took out a few of my tracks mid slope but didn’t touch the up track, showing me once again why these routes have been standard for decades.
Photos: the slide, and a video I took of it while it was moving. 
Video

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