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Observations

Region: Summit
Location: Tenderfoot
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Climber tenderfoot from standard skin track. Dug a pit on south south west facing aspect after first knob, not the normal western descent.
Overall old snow bonded well to new, basal facets are wetter.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

None

Weather

Weather

Calm clear 20’s F
No spin drifts on surrounding mtns.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Loose pow varying from 6-12 inches on crust. The crust was harder in alder, breakable in pines to none above tree line. Ridge was scoured with 1-2 inches fluff to wind board.

Snowpack

1.6.18
12:54
Tenderfoot
860 meters/2900 feet
38 degree slope
Pit was in wind loaded aspect of slope
70-90 snow depth around pit, pit depth 87 cm
SSW slope
Layers
87-82 comfiest hard
82-65 finger hard wind slab
65-62 crust faceting loose
62-55 hard melt freeze
55-50 finger
48 another crust
48-30 finger slab
30-25 wet facets
25-20 hard melt freeze
Below to base wet facets, which held together and readily made snowball.
CT 8
Failed at crust at 20 q2 With entire column popping out
ECTX

Photos & Video

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