Hanging Garden Trigger Point

The avalanche was triggered approximately in the location of the black circle. It was one foot deep for about 6 feet and quickly tapered to just a few inches thick on either side. The skier was in the middle of a turn with his skis pointed downhill when it broke. Had he not been in this position, his parnters are fairly confident he would have been able to either ski off it or self arrest. Photo: T. Turiano

Northern Madison, 2015-04-12