Avalanche: Alexander Basin

Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson, Pollick
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Occurence Time
9:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Alexander Basin
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
43
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
16"
Width
70
Vertical
500
Comments

Intentionally dropped a cornice onto the slope below.  Cornice moved down the slope, over a 50' cliffband and triggered the avalanche in the very steep, thin and shallow rocky zone.  Ran 500' and left 6' pile of debris.  

Photos - Brian and Zinnia checking out the avalanche.

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