Big Slide off Abbot

Glacier National Park

bobbierailey , Saturday 13th February, 2021 11:50AM

Cold and windy, evidence of a few size 2 recent slabs up towards the cleaver and wind howling with blowing snow galore, witnessed a size 3 off abbot and decided to turn around.

Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy, Sunny.


Large amounts of snow moving up Asulkan glacier and over sapphire col, blowing snow observed on all peaks, tree bombs galore and fresh fall.


Skinning up Asulkan witnessed size 3+ run from near the summit of Afton. Could see far enough around the corner to see how far it ran but from size and speed it would have been a long runout. See photo for powder cloud.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN