Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Powder Pimple

Route & General Observations

We toured from Fishhook towards the Powder Pimple to assess snow stability and check for any changes in snow conditions.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No collapsing or cracking observed.
No new avalanches were observed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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There were light winds from the south east, mild temps, and partly cloudy skies.

Snow surface

The snow surface seems largely the same as Friday. Snow surface is all heavily wind effected. On our tour we mostly saw wind slabs of varying thickness and supportability. Looking around the pass you will see scouring, loading, sastrugi, anti tracks and exposed crusts.


The snowpacks structure is still poor but there was no propagation observed in both our ECT and PST. The basal facets are moist, rounding, and only were reactive in our compression test.

Powder Pimple 3000’
SE 21º
HS 89

CT12 SC at the ground failing on rounding basal facets
CT29 SC at the ground failing on rounding basal facets
PST 90/100 End

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