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Avalanche: Pfeifferhorn

Observer Name
SB
Observation Date
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Pfeifferhorn
Location Name or Route
Pfeifferhorn summit cone
Elevation
11,200'
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth
2'
Width
60'
Comments
Triggered as we hugged the ridgeline. The avalanche broke as the shaft of my ice axe went in. I was able to self arrest on the bed surface and my partner was not directly below me (snow cracked above him, he is lucky it didn't come down on him). Failure seems to be the new to old snow surface. The slab was finger hardness throughout.
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