Remote trigger Paradise Divide

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/27/2017
Name: Eliot Rosenberg

Subject: Remote trigger Paradise Divide
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 11,000, NTL

Avalanches:

remotely triggered D1.5-2 in Purple Palace area on ascent, failure occurred at our same elevation, one small ridgeline over from our approach.  We heard and felt the collapse/release.  It ran at least 1500 feet, creating 6+ feet of debris.  Roughly a 2 foot crown, wide propagation and shooting cracks above the failure.  Also, this is the first prominent northerly slope running to the purple palace bench.

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