Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Followed the main skin track up the ridge, dont know many local names.

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

Wind loaded areas had cracking on ~W aspects above 30°.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy with E winds until 1pm, shifted to S winds around 1 and began to lightly snow. Rain below 1k.

Snow surface

Isothermal snow below 1,500ft, new snow w/ crust till 2k, supportable crust with 2-4 inches new snow above 2k.


Pit 1
1,800 ft SE aspect 270 cm deep

ECTN 22 just below crust layer 43 cm down, CT 16 on same layer and CT 28 75 cm down

Pit 2
2800 ft NE aspect just below shoulder ridge 420 cm depth

ECTN 5 on Mon/Sun interface, ECTN8 on Sunday/ Old snow interface, ECT16 on crust layer from pit 1

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