Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Stuart

Route & General Observations

visible from the valley floor, but photo taken from the boulder chutes shoulder of FCK

Avalanche Details
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Trigger CorniceAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect UnknownElevation 3300ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Run 800ft
Avalanche Details

Cornice drops off upper ben stuart. One from the upper cirque triggered during yesterdays storm with 110mph winds at EC which ran down to the wedding bowl valley floor, the other cornice broke likely today during the warming running a few hundred feet below the cirque but leaving massive blocks intact. Tis the season.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Other debris from yesterday's winds and ppt spotted on multiple aspects around the upper elevations of fish creek valley. Today's warming started a handful of slides, including one skier triggered that stepped down to layers below the storm snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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.6" SWE yesterday, with sheep mtn winds up. to 150mph, and EC winds up to 110. 46f and sunny under the magnifying glass today.

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