Avalanche: Moffit Basin

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Occurrence Date
Monday, January 15, 2018
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Moffit Basin
Elevation
10500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
150
Vertical
300
Comments


Sledder remotely triggered this slab from flat terrain, low on the slope. Not a big slide, but our current snow structure comprised of strong snow resting on top of facets with a rain crust as the bed surface is inherently dangerous. Once triggered, avalanches are running faster and further than you might expect.

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