Photos and more details from Irwin Burial on Saturday

CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/06/2021

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Sunny Shoulder on Irwin Tenure
Aspect: South
Elevation: 11,600

Avalanches: The slope failed when I was more than half way down. I never felt or heard a collapse. The avalanche overtook me at the bottom of the slope. I was buried around a tree with a good air pocket. Partner had me dug out in 6 minutes.
Snowpack: Multiple m/f crust facet layers with our latest two storms on top. The slope had seen four 2-pound explosives as well as an 18-pound air blast the day before with no results.

 

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