Observation: Summit

Location: Colorado

Route & General Observations

Skinned up ridge to Colorado Plateau. Pit enroute at 2800′ unreactive – found crust 15 cm above ground and observed similar results to a pit at same site one week prior. Pit at 3700′ showed instability likely on the same layer.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Windy snow starting

Snow surface

fluffy wind blown


Pit at 3700' SE aspect.
TSD: 80 cm
Slope Angle: 30ishº
CT9 @ 45 cm
ECTP11 @ 45 cm

Failure on crust layer with loose snow on top