Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Toured up to dig a pit near tree line.


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

Above tree line several cracks traveling 1m or less in the freshly deposited storm snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Intermittent/sustained gusts from North and West blowing snow reduced visibility at times.

Snow surface

A thin crust in places down low. Wind affected powder elsewhere.


CTN, pulling away with shovel 105cm down / the bottom of our pit. ECTN pulling away with shovel 65cm down. Interesting pit. ~2600' NW aspect.

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