Observation: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Alaska Avalanche School / American Avalanche Institute Pro 2 Course
Standard uptrack to 2600′ treeline.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No shooting cracks, whoomphing or recent avalanches (However, one group across the valley near the powerline experienced localized whoomphing in the skin track).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast with light snow in AM, then no snow and slightly improved light in the afternoon. 28F at parking lot in AM.

Snow surface

10-15cm low density new snow.


ECTP18,26 sudden collapse on basal facets in shallow, wind scoured location (HS=70cm) but ECTN's in deeper locations adjacent as well as on west aspect at the same elevation. PST 45/100End on basal facets.

14mm surface hoar was noted at 2600' west aspect as well as lower elevations below treeline but was not reactive in stability tests or traveling tests.

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