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Avy report Tenjindaira

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For what it's worth here is what we saw today at Tenjindaira. Did not see the avy go, but saw the tracks later

NE aspect around 1400m - storm snow/wind slab let go on top of rain/sun/melt (??) crust. 40-50 cm crown and 30-40m wide (zigzag fracture along tree "perforations"). Apparently skier triggered (tracks leading into the crown fracture/out of runout). Ran for a good 100m down the slope. A ski cut into small remaining hang fire at the top produced shooting cracks 10-15 m long. Slab density medium, would expect it to consolidate more with sun exposure and potentially increased risk in the next few days.

Disclaimer - I have only 3 years BC experience and did AST1 for the 1st time last year. Hope this is useful to someone as a datapoint only


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Thanks dude for the bother. Any pics? Also I have a strong feeling that today's gonna be messy out there. I really felt that ice layer on Friday, you could barely get traction on it. Wonder what the avi report is around nozawa.

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