Observation: Seward

Location: Mt. Alice

Route & General Observations

We toured up east and south facing features up the summer route to check on conditions. Turbulent winds on the ridge top created Intense snow transport onto the south and east slopes. I got blown over while crouching during one extreme gust. HN24: 55cm at 1800ft (treeline). We toured up the ridge to 2550ft before winds and visibility got gloriously heinous!!!

We experienced whumpfing many times along the tour. We easily remote triggered a wind slab (1ft crown) on a small test slope. I didn’t see any recent natural avalanches on steep terrain, but the view of the wind loaded slopes was obscured by wind transport clouds.

A great day exploring the low angled hills.