Ice climber triggered small wind pocket Hyalite

Hyalite - main fork
Northern Gallatin
Code
SS-AFc-R1-D1-I
Aspect
NW
Latitude
45.43950
Longitude
-110.96200
Notes

From e-mail: "The wind picked up after noon today and we observed moderate amounts of blowing snow at and above tree line. My climbing partner and I were able to trigger a small loaded pocket between slot corner and curtains, 30 deg, NNW aspect, which failed 6 inches deep and 15 ft wide on diurnal facets (old snow surface). The slab didn't move much due to the stubborn angle..."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Foot penetration
Trigger Modifier
c-A controlled or intentional release by the indicated trigger
R size
1
D size
1
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
6.0 inches
Slab Width
15.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Multiple Avalanches