Close call in Blacktip area.

Location Name: 
Blacktip Area
Region: 
Fisher Saddle Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 14:30



Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
North
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
8 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
350ft.
Number of people caught: 
1
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Triggered a small wind slab yesterday in a top/cross-loaded chute.  It ran on the old/new snow interface.  Crown tapered from 6" to 12" thick.  Terrain funneled wind into area.  I believe problem to be very isolated to terrain feature.  Sharing this to remind everyone to continue to practice safe protocols, make a plan, have a conversation, and always assess consequences of terrain.  As we move into spring time, remember that low hazard does not mean no hazard.  Continue to be diligent as you move into steeper, more committing lines.  

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