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Recent avalanche activity
Whumpfing sounds or cracks
Observation Date/Time:
Thu, Dec 31, 2020 - 1:37 PM
Caleb Bryce
Tam Rim Area / 7490'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile   Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
No Precipitation
Height of Snow (HS):
1 in

Written Report:
Saw major slough slide (live) on the ENE face of the prominence east of Tam Rim overlook. Skier-triggered (he/she cut skier's right and stayed above the majority of it...ski tracks visible in left of photo). Other skiers at the top released a cornice afterwards. Photos are before and after slough slide.

Avalanche Report

Avalanche Type:
L - Loose snow
Avalanche Size (relative to path):
R3 - Medium
Avalanche Size (destruction):
D2 - Could bury, injure, or kill (100m)
Avalanche Aspect:
Avalanche Slope Angle:
Avalanche Elevation:

Avalanche Report:
Witnessed loose snow slide on ENE aspect of slope east of the main Tam Rim observation area. Crown broke as triangle (see photos) and snow was carried several hundred meters in to short trees below, which shook upon impact. The smaller trees were buried.