Avalanche: Mtn Tukunikuvatz N. Face

Observer Name
Lambrose, Trenbeath
Observation Date
Monday, March 15, 2010
Occurrence Date
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Occurence Time
Overnight

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Location Name or Route
Elevation
12200
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
2'
Width
Unknown
Vertical
1000
Comments

Slide initiated above cliffs at about 12,200 feet as a small slab and run through the gut of the N. face of Tuk. Below the cliffs it broke out a much larger piece of snow appx. 400' wide. 6" of new snow was measured in conjunction with this even at our Golds Basin study plot sat. night/sunday. Winds were up from the south with this storm and crazy moist east flow on Sunday may have dropped more snow in selct locations that we measured. Crown est. at 2 feet in depth.

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