Large remotely triggered in Absaroka

Other place
Out of Advisory Area
Code
HS-ASr-R3-D3-O
Elevation
8000
Aspect
N
Notes

From e-mail: " Partner remotely triggered large R3-3.5 D3 on a north facing slope at around 8,000 ft elevation. Avalanche ran on facets on the ground and took the entire snowpack with it. Avalanche ran about 1200-1500 vertical taking out mature timber. A very close call and glad that no one was caught. " - Anonymous

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
r-A remote avalanche released by the indicated trigger
R size
3
D size
3
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Vertical Fall
1200ft
Slab Thickness units
centimeters