|Location:||Harding Icefield Trail|
Route & General Observations
Hiked ~2mi up Harding Icefield trail to cliff section.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
At 2200ft snow turned unsupportable and postholed in boots to my thighs.
Boot pen 15cm 1500ft-2000ft.
Hiked up on wet snow and initially supportable to 2000ft. Then Snow rapidly changed to very isothermal and unsupportable on upwards and I was sinking to thigh/hip.
Quick snow pit @2100ft: 38deg slope, HS 120cm, CT23 SC @ 85cm down