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Saturday, 01 January, 2011, North Bowl Mount Cain

January 14, 2011 at 08:06PM

Skier triggered slab in the north bowl at Mount Cain.

The slab pulled out on a NNE aspect at about 1600m when the skier was two or three turns into skiing the line. The skier narrowly missed being swept over cliffs and lost equipment which was later recovered. There were no injuries or burials though the skier went for a fairly long ride. The slab was approximately 15-20m wide and perhaps about 30-50cm deep. It ran for about 200m. This avalanche bulletin had the hazard at moderate in the alpine and tree line for that day with a caution about triggerable wind slab. Photographs to follow.

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