Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Steep Chutes

Route & General Observations

Skinned up to the nest via the normal uptrack. About 5” of new storm snow on the upper mountain.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 2500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 6in
WidthunknownVertical Run 200ft
Avalanche Details

Looker’s right Steep Chute avalanched on the new/old snow interface. Debris was deposited over the cat track that is a commonly used skin track. I performed a hand shear test beside the crown and it failed on isolation.

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