Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies up track

Route & General Observations

Up track is looker’s right of the standard up track. Pit is along track route at 1580 ft.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mid 20s, very light breeze, partly cloudy

Snow surface

90 cm of storm snow


1580 ft elevation, 320º aspect, 30º slope

170 cm total depth.
90 cm of storm snow. Right side up, from 4 fingers to fist soft.
12 cm ice crust.
Crystals above and below the ice crust looked like rounds, but subtle facets are hard for me to identify.
Very wet snow below the ice crust!

After the ECT test, we got the storm snow to slide on the ice crust by stepping on the snow above the ECT column (like a mini Rutschblock).