Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Mt. Troy, Troy Chutes

Route & General Observations

Normal skin track up Troy.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 2500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 10in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

Wind Slab avalanche that occurred in the Troy Chutes. Runout went to the low meadows. Caught and carried down. Seemed to have been triggered on the zipper crust layer.

Events of the day

A ski off Troy that went poorly, with subpar heuristic decision making. Don't make the same mistake.

Rescue events


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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CT5 PC Down 10cm. CT11 SC Down 30cm. ECTN4 Down 10cm. ECTN11 Down 30cm. No propagation was observed.