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Incident Details

Date
2012-04-01
Location
North Aspect off South Mt Strachan
Location Description
Province
BC
Mountain Range
other
Coordinates
0 0
Elevation
-
Activity
Out-of-bounds Skiing
Involvement
-
Injury
-
Fatality
0
Description
Had been skiing the same aspect for much of the morning NNW, and had found quite good stability. Once cloud cover dissipated however, the slight temperature increase seemed to affect the weight of the snow on the noted hoar frost layer (north aspects) and was quite prone to stepping down through both storm cycle deposits to the above noted hoar layer. Terrain was not directly affected by solar radiation. Triggered on a slight convex roll and on an approximately 40 degree slope with significant pungie tree coverage.
Date/time Size Type Trigger Elevation Aspect Slab width Slab thickness
2012-04-01 14:30 1 S S - U 7m 25cm
Present Temp Max Temp Min Temp 24hr Trend Wind Speed Wind Direction Sky Condition Precipitation Type & Intensity
- - - Rising C U SCT None
Weather comment
Cleared through the morning to scattered skies by approx 1230.
Snowpack 24hr Snow Storm Snow Storm Date
- 10 25 -
Snowpack comment
Two distinct layers existed and were not well bonded, hence the step down through to hoar layer.
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