Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

Up normal up track

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

Felt large whumph at 3366'. Recent avalanche activity between Manitoba and Silvertip on steep slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Broken skies and calm winds. 22degrees at parking lot at 1030 and 1630.

Snow surface

Breakable crust up to 1600'. Supportable crust to 2400'. Above 2400' the crust disappeared, fresh powder and wind affected snow above. Surface hoar present on all elevations.


Pit dug at 3366' SSW. While digging pit felt large whumph. Pit results:
Both 80cm down.

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