Avalanche: Superior

Observer Name
Bo Torrey
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Occurence Time
8:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Superior
Elevation
10900
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
12"
Width
40
Vertical
800
Comments

A skier triggered a 10-14" x 40' wide wind slab on a steep E-SE aspect just off the south ridge of Mt. Superior. The avalanche very quickly picked up speed and additional snow in the steep terrain. The skier was able to cut left onto a sub ridge and avoid being caught and carried.

 

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