Skier triggered avalanche, Hillman’s Highway. At least 5 caught and carried, one injury. Initiated in looker’s left fork, unintentionally skier triggered, and captured numerous people ascending and descending the slope below. When avalanches are possible (Moderate avalanche danger), other people on a slope don’t mean safety, they’re potential triggers for an avalanche! #avalanche #closecall #tuckermanravine #mountwashington #springskiing #winterconditions #dontfollowthecrowd #mwac @avalanchefoundation
A skier triggered avalanche caught and carried at least 5 skiers and left one injured in a slide on Hillman’s Highway in Tuckerman Ravine. The slide initiated in looker’s left fork, caught numerous people both ascending and descending the slope below.
The Mount Washington Avalanche Center lists avalanche danger at moderate but wants to remind “Those in avalanche terrain should still travel one at a time on slopes, carry beacon/shovel/probe and know how to use them, and carefully evaluate snow and terrain to make wise decisions.”
The slide in the video below was intentionally triggered but serves as an example of east coast avalanche conditions:
Skier triggered avalanche, intentional, in Lobster Claw shortly before the Hillman’s avalanche. One of several pockets of wind slab that this group was able to trigger in Lobster Claw. Moderate avalanche danger= human triggered avalanches are possible, so those in avalanche terrain should still travel one at a time on slopes, carry beacon/shovel/probe and know how to use them, and carefully evaluate snow and terrain to make wise decisions. #avalanche #redflag #obviousclues #windslab #springskiing #winterconditions #respectthemountains #comehomesafe #mwac @avalanchefoundation @brodyleven
Here’s another skier triggered avy that fortunately no one was caught in:
Skier triggered avalanche, unintentional, in Center Bowl. A small pocket and another potential close call. No one caught or carried. #avalanche #redflag #respectthemountains #springskiing #winterconditions #playsafe #gettheknowledge #tuckermanravine #mountwashington #mwac @avalanchefoundation @arcteryxboston
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