Descended S-couloir on Ptarmigan peak
Clear, calm, mild temps
Various forms of wind impacted snow. Soft slab to impenetrable hard slab.
Attempted a couple hand pits, the common theme was pencil wind slab on top of pencil to 1F sugary snow. The snow pack was so stiff it was hard to get down more than 6 or so inches. See photo of the couloir, it tells most of the story.