Avalanche Conditions

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Rockies: Bow Hut Approach Size 2.5 Avalanche

Natural Slab avalanche on Bow Hut Approach

Avalanche Conditions

On the way out from the Bow Hut we encountered a recent Size 2.5 avalanche that hit the normal approach trail. We estimate that it occurred in the last 12 to 24 hours (Sunday night / Monday morning).

It did not hit our conservative up-track in the trees on the climbers right.

All photos courtesy Craig Shelley - ACC Calgary

Cyril Shokoples ACMG / IFMGA MG
Rescue Dynamics
ACC Calgary SkiMo Crew

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