|Region:||South Fork Eagle River – Hiland Road
Route & General Observations
Skinned up the ridge, noted multiple wind slabs, intentionally triggered cornice slab on the skin up. Ski cut to get this one to release. 1-2 ft crown, 100 ft wide, 4 ft deep and ran over 1000 ft to the other side of the valley.
|Slope Angle||35deg||Crown Depth||24in||Width||100ft|
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whoomphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
shooting cracks, obvious wind loading
wind gusting to 40 mph, warm 32degrees