Avalanche: Honeycomb

Observation Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurrence Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurence Time
3:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
West Face Honeycomb Canyon
Elevation
9700
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
10"
Width
30
Vertical
300
Carried
2
Caught
2
Comments

Accidentally triggered a crossloaded pocket from prior snow and prior SW winds while skinning up slope. Slab broke about 50' above and carried two about 150'. Not really enough snow to bury but enough to carry and get the blood moving. Slab broke down to MFC. Slope was due windward and getting stripped all day.

Forecaster note: Solitude is closed to uphill traffic.

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