Route & General Observations
Hiked/skinned mostly dry mining road to 2200’ then skinned to 3200’. NW aspect,
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
2 whumphs occurred at about 3000’
Mostly cloudy, hovering around 0C. No precip
Soft surface about cm depth. Some areas of wind affected strastugi
Shallow snowpack. Pit dug at 3200’, NW aspect, ~35* slope angle. Average height of snow ~ 11cm. Melt freeze crust layer 10cm thick located 10-20cm from ground. Found to be very reactive; failure at 20cm with 10 taps and 1 full hand “slap”.