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- Castlegar - Norns Range
- Location Description
- Ladybird/Norns drainage North of Castlegar
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- We were taking a lunch break at the beginning of the "slides" up Norns creek when the slide came down across the valley from us about 700 metres away. We could see many trees swaying and being blown over as well. It appears to have started from a cornice dropping and did create a small slab avalanche that had what I estimated to be a 2-3metre fracture. It also cleared down to rock about 1/2 way down the slope. The small part of the debris field we saw was full of trees and at the end of the runout it was still at least 3 metres deep. Further up through the trees, the debris appeared to be a much greater depth.
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