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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Another good video from the UAC.



I've seen the same sort of thing before. Triggering avalanches from hundreds of feet away. Really scary conditions when it's like that.
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thats massive

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Had to borrow this from TGR.
http://i.imgur.com/0Vxvm.jpg

That is by far the biggest slide I have ever seen in the Current Creek Cirque aka Ten Little Indians. That area is well known as the most dangerous on the pass. It slides frequently, but generally not huge. This is just ridiculous.

*Took the embed out, too freakin' huge. Didn't want to take the photo and resize as it is not my work.*
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That was way big. The whole bowl went. Craziness.

For sure would've been fun to watch! That area is dangerous as hell. Conditions have to be pretty much perfect to evwn consider it. Even in perfect conditions, you're still going to be putting yourself in significant danger of getting caught by a cornice collapse. It's just bad news over there.

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That area is one of just a few spots on the pass I have never put a track down. The frequent slides with the cornice collapse danger make runs down Ten Little Indians generally suicidal. Plus the vert is short and bottom of it kind of sucks to get out of.

There are plenty of places to get great views of that cirque and I have seen a few slides occur there from those spots. Pretty sweet when you actually get to see an avalanche happen from a great view point.
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Vid from the Provo Bros last weekend.....



Yikes.
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That is a huge problem. I don't see it going away until maybe late April at best...
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Vid from the Provo Bros last weekend.....



Yikes.
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So I take you probably aren't making it this way huh Gary I still want to make it there in the corn season.
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So I take you probably aren't making it this way huh Gary I still want to make it there in the corn season.
I would still like to make it out. Seems that there are plenty of safer lines to do around the Wasatch. Sadly enough *sigh* it seems that Ben Lomond is going to have to wait yet another season.

It's just one of "those" years.

Spring corn should be good this year, if we get a good spring. If sunny a spring hit right now, everything would melt out within two weeks. There is enough snow to have fun, in the limited terrain that is safe enough to ride.
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