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Mt. Ellis Snow Stability Test

Video Release Date: June 15, 2008
Video Source: YouTube

Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center performs an Extended Column Test on an east facing, 34 degree slope. The fracture propagates clean across the entire column showing the weak snow.

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