Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Up the ridge to the peak. Descended back down a couple of bumps, dug a pit, and skipped down through a series of safe spots.

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

Some debris on the south face, presumably mid storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies, weather moved in after noon.

Snow surface

Lots of different surfaces. Heavy ice crust down low, breakable crust at tree line, wind packed ridge, soft powder under the ridge, wind skin in places. Riding was generally good! Just a lot to pay attention to.


Dug a pit under the ridge on at 3600. ECTP28 at 65cm down. It took a lot to move, but was a pretty clean break of crust on facets. Enough to think twice about line choice today.

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