Lil’ Sifton Traverse


ace123 , Sunday 5th March, 2023 5:00PM

Beautiful views today on the traverse. At the top of the col, we noticed shooting cracks close to the edge of the cornice. We avoided shallow buried rocks and overhead hazards during our descent. Throughout the day, the effects of sun and wind were becoming increasingly apparent. Would highly recommend an early start time as temperatures rise and days become longer. Definitely a memorable day in the mountains!

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Heavy, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.