Avalanche: Jaws

Observer Name
Meisenheimer
Observation Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurence Time
2:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Jaws
Elevation
10000
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
150
Vertical
500
Comments

Walking again down the ridge we heard a big collapse and watched yet another avalanche. This avalanche was roughly 18" deep and 150' wide running all the way to the flats. The weak layer appeared to be faceted snow. I was unable to do a crown profile or dig a pit due to weather and slope steepness.

The red line in the photo indicates the dimensions of the avalanche. 

 

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