Avalanche Observations in Tuckerman Ravine
By Helon Hoffer | Mount Washington Avalanche Center
Date of Observation: January 4, 2019 2:00 PM
Location of Observation: Tuckerman Ravine
On touring into Tuckerman today, we noted the following activity:
SS-N-R1-D1.5 in Center Bowl of Tuckerman. This likely occurred 1/3/18. We think so by the amount or reloading that took place. This may have been triggered by very small dry-loose avalanches (sluffs) that were evident above the crown.
SS-N in the very high point of Chicken Rock Gully (where Sluice turns to skier’s right and tucks under the Lip). The crown that was visible was ~5m wide. We were unable to discern much more due to our location in the Bowl.
Most locations in the Tuckerman Headwall displayed signs of sluffing, including active sluffing in the Sluice while we were in the Ravine.