Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Kikkert
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
2'
Width
100
Vertical
300
Comments

Cornices were super sensitive today and soft slabs were easily triggered with cornices. This was one of the larger we intentionally triggered, which was not on a very big slope and is at fairly low elevation. No doubt there was similar natural activity going on in more wind loaded areas.

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