Part 2 of 3
Day 2: Hut life is good.
Our day consisted of real world companion rescue situations. We broke down to our tour groups and had to do a multi-burrial rescue on 2 different slopes. Its pretty tough navigating down hill on a Splitboard with skins on in Heavy, wet, sloppy snow. Our group gelled great and preformed well together in both recovery efforts. After a debrief and a quick bite to eat, it was time for a short tour to have a real evaluation of our snowpack.
Pretty alarming snowpack with all this new heavy wet snow on top of a super weak layer. Basically an upside down snowpack situation creates very unstable conditions widespread throughout. I could go into details but lets just say it was dangerous. We were able to do a couple of snow pack stability test to prove our assumptions.
Coming in Day 3.....Powder Turns and more weak snowpack.
|Morning view with some fresh heavy wet snow
|Ridges are safe
|Chris our Guide
|Week Layer of Concern
|Didn't take much
|RB2- Big Slab release