Route & General Observations
Obviously there has been thorough reporting of widespread instability, so will focus on what not yet reported.
Natural storm/windslab avalanche above Gold Cord Lake running full length. Crown width ~ 200 ft wide.
Ski cut triggered slide at 3,800 ft on W aspect of Microdot shoulder. Width ~ 100 ft, depth ~ 15 inches, couldn’t see how far it slid due to limited visibility. It broke at my feet.
Remote skier triggered slide across rest of above mentioned bowl. Width ~ 200 ft. Crack propagated from my feet for 50 feet before slide initiated.
Pit @ 4,200, SSW aspect, 26 degree slope
ECTP7 15 inches down at storm snow interface.
ECTN29 at near-ground melt freeze crust.
CT26 at near-ground melt freeze crust.
Skintrack filling in over course of each lap from wind loading.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|