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Observation Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
Hallway Couloir
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
Northwest
Trigger: 
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
20
Vertical: 
1000
Caught: 
1
Comments: 

A party of 5 headed to Hallway, with plans to descend into Cardiff Fork.  The first person did a slope cut, and stopped in a safe spot to the side.  The second person started down and after 2 or 3 turns, the avalanche broke out above him.  He was able to cut out to the side to a safe spot, and wasn't carried.  The other three members of the party were at the top, watching from a safe place.  The first two booted back out, and the party left the area.

The slide broke to the ground at the top.

 

Photos taken the next day by Dave Steiner.

Coordinates: 
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