Avalanche: Davenport Hill

Observer Name
TR
Observation Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
West Davenport
Elevation
9800
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
125
Vertical
300
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Snow Profile Comments
weak
Comments
This avalanche broke after the second skier had made three turns adjacent to tracks from the first skier. The avalanche broke above the second skier who was carried and stopped in small trees near top of debris. The second skier lost a ski and poles. No injury.
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