South Columbia

Alex Cooper , Friday 21st February, 2020 3:35PM

Took advantage of the last day of sunny weather and good stability to call in sick and summit Macpherson. The Fingers and Womb were incredibly tracked up. Lots of big surface hoar developing anywhere sheltered from the wind. The south face up to the summit was getting wind hammered, but the snow was still quite creamy, except for near the very top where a wind crust had formed. The Womb was a mix of tracked powder, hard wind slab, and a bit of crust. Triggered one very small wind slab while ski cutting our entrance, but it wasn't too big a concern. Overall, mediocre skiing but a beautiful day out.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.


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Source: Avalanche Canada MIN