January 8, 2023
January 9, 2023
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Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Dry Loose (Sluff)
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Soft cornices were very easy to kick off triggering loose dry avalanches. D1 dry loose avys were following skiers down steep fresh lines.
Steep and deep in the crystal backcountry. Large fridge size cornices were very easy to kick off, picture series of one of the smaller cornices I kicked off.
1-2 ft of snow was generally dry, stable, upright and well bonded to the underlying crust on northerly aspects. No wind slabs were observed despite very large cornices.