Avalanche: Soapstone

Observer Name
Ian St. John Jeremy Harvey
Observation Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Occurrence Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Occurence Time
1:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Soapstone
Elevation
9600
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
18"
Width
150
Vertical
150
Comments
Natural slides observed as well. Dug a snow pit and found a weak layer at 12-16 inches deep. The fracture from the slide that we remotely triggered supports the evidence found in our snow pit. I estimated that the fracture depth varied from 12 to 18 inches. Extremely windy.
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