Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

West face Manitoba to summit. Test pits dug at 13:30 on 28 degree slope at 2500ft. Height of snow 170.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Small dry point releases on North aspect near summit at 3500ft.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies. Calm wind. -13C.

Snow surface

15cm of blower new snow on top of consolidated snow, awesome skiing.


Elevation 2500ft, West aspect, 28 degree slope angle, height of snow 170cm. Buried surface hoar @ 70cm below surface. Basal facets @ 120cm below surface. CTN x4. ECTX x4 (four test pits dug). Deep tap test produced no result.

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