Remote trigger cornice

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/26/2017
Name: Sam Higby

Subject: Remote trigger cornice
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,900

Avalanches:

Base surface was 40cm, most of the blocks and the crown were 100cm thick. Propagated around 150ft across ridge, went down into the trees and stopped. Photos below, feel free to ask me more questions.

Weather: Sunny, cool, breezy
Snowpack: In sheltered areas right at 100cm. Old snow from November was 40cm and faceting. Were on the ridge before Coneys and saw the cornice. I stopped to get my cord out to cut it and it dropped before I could do anything.

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