Gothic megatour

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/25/2020
Name: Lee
Subject: Gothic megatour
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 10000 and above

Avalanches: Many. 500 foot crown on ne baldy, ~2 ft deep, on emerald couloir headwall, 200 ft wide glide avvy that went to ground on the flank dividing emerald and Quigley. These slides occured somewhere around 9am
The northeast slide path on gothic ripped wall to wall around noon, leaving an extremely deep crown

Lots of wind effect but no slides in queens basin. Nachos cornice may be too large to enter the line now.

As I skied out white ridge, a massive cornice failure occured on ef gothic, ripping the fall line to dirt. 7pm

Didnt get many pictures, light wasn’t playing ball
Weather: Cloudy as, windy as

Snowpack: Extremely variable

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