Observations

Natural avalanches in Tuckerman Ravine

November 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Name: Blake Keogh| Synnott Mountain Guides
Location: Bottom of the headwall

I was skinning into the bowl around 9:00am on 11/24/21 when I observed two natural avalanches (picture attached) in the center of the ravine. Additionally, there was debris at the bottom of chute and what seemed to be an old crown line about halfway up the line. It was difficult to tell how old the crown was due to the rapid wind loading that was occurring at that time and location. Take away message was that snow is on the move and there are a lot natural hazards (rocks and trees) in the exits of popular lines that have yet to be covered by snow.