Remote trigger near Pittsburgh

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/25/2018
Name: Zachary Treisman

Subject: Remote trigger near Pittsburgh
Aspect: North West
Elevation: About 10,000

Avalanches:

R2 d2 approx 70′ wide crown about 2ft deep slid in a path I’ve heard called iron curtain on the lookers left side of the north facing bowl above Pittsburgh. Probably remote triggered by our party of four out in the flats a good 100 yards away from the slope. I’ve never seen a remote trigger that far away but we had a big whoomph and a couple seconds later the slope slid. Bare rock was visible in the start zone. Nobody was caught – everyone in the area was far enough from the bottom of the slope.



Weather: Partly sunny

Snowpack: Thin and sketchy

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