Observation Sub Peak and N Glacier

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Beautiful day to be out on the 93N enjoying views. We toured up from the drainage between Cirque and Observation to the Sub Peak. We took the ridge route (includes exposure and the necessary mountaineering equipment is recommended) to the North Glacier. Turns on the north Glacier were variable but enjoyable. The exit was challenging skiing with sastrugi and hard surface snow, until the main drainage where the surface snow had begun to soften. The sun was warm but the day was still below 0 and we didn't see any signs of new loose-wet avalanches on any aspect. Surface snow didn't really get moist until ~2000m (4pm). No wind. Fun day!

Snow conditions were: Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. Riding quality was terrible.