Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

Toured up Manitoba and found variable wind affected snow and powder with no obvious signs of instability. There was about 2″ of new snow on top of old tracks. Air temp around 20 degrees and a light easterly wind. Attached is a picture of a glide crack release looking north from Manitoba at the ridge leading up to Silvertip. There were a few other saggy frowns along that south facing slope.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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About 2" of snow on new tracks.
20 degrees F and a light easterly wind.
Mostly cloudy with pockets of blue sky. Visibility in and out.

Snow surface

Variable wind affect, stiff 2-3" pockets of breakable and unbreakable slabs mixed in with pockets of powder on the main "face". (One of those breakable pockets got my face in the snow!) Below the main "face" was soft snow and soft snow on grass back to the mining trail.

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