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South Bowl

Location Name
Mt Bailey
Region
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Name
Ben Gordon
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Position
Public
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown)
Red Flags
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type
Slab
Trigger type
Skier
Slope
30degrees
Aspect
Southwest
Elevation
7000ft.
Weak Layer
Storm Snow
Crown Height
2 ft
Avalanche Width
150ft.
Avalanche Length
400ft.
Terrain
Above Treeline
Number of people caught
2
Number of partial burials
2
Number of full burials
0
More detailed information about the avalanche

The avy was human triggered. Three skiers were involved, two partial burials, no injuries sustained. We were skinning across an open slope (treeless for 400 vertical feet, and 300 perpendicular feet) of approximately 30 degrees when the entire slope released. The crown was ten or so feet above us- just below a rock band-it was 50 yards wide and released a debris field of softball sized snow chunks.