Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

11:00 – 15:00
Standard approach towards Tincan trees. Dug a full pit at 1465ft along the normal uptrack. Overcast, calm with heavy snow turning to rain in the afternoon and temperatures between -1°C and 0°C. New, heavy snow from yesterday and today’s storm.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Heavy snow throughout the day turning to rain around 15:00. Calm wind in the trees.

Snow surface

Heavy, wet, and sticky snow, especially at lower elevations. 12" new snow from the storm.


Layer of concern was the crust at 128cm

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