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