Avalanche: Cardiff Peak

Observer Name
Mark Pugliese
Observation Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Occurrence Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Occurence Time
12:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Peak
Elevation
10100
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
40
Vertical
250
Comments
Convex pocket ripped out on E facing slope near the summit of Cardiff Peak, the slide went over a small cliff band and then entrained more snow as it went down its track. Failed on interface between old faceted grains for the first 10cm off the ground and the newer faced layer below this most recent storm snow. Large grain size change at the interface.
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