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December 17, 2015. Snowboarder Triggered Size 1.5-2 East Bowl Mount Cain.

December 17, 2015 at 08:32PM

At approximately 13:00 on Thursday, 17 December, two snowboarders triggered what is estimated to be a size 1.5 to 2, slab avalanche in the East Bowl of Mount Cain. The slab was estimated to be about 30m wide, 20m long and 45cm deep and to run for about 150m. The location is east facing at about 1300m elevation. The failure is guessed to have been wind slab with a specific failure plane unknown. Neither person was caught by the avalanche. There were no injuries or lost equipment.

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