Multiple Collapses on Mt. Ellis

Mt Ellis
Northern Gallatin
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Notes

From email "We found really unstable snow, slopes settling on the faceted ground layer and shooting cracks propagating across the smallish open snowfields between tree clumps. It was really scary. We turned around about 100' below the ridge and cautiously skied out the way we'd skinned up.... 300' below the ridge... On one open slightly steeper section my two partners heard whoomping (after I crossed the slope)."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Slab Thickness units
centimeters
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche