Cornice Ridge SE Aspect

Kootenay Boundary

mel.westo , Saturday 14th November, 2020 10:45PM

We went for a quick tour to see what conditions were like. Still lots of early season hazards, barely covered rocks and logs. Looks like an average of ~60cm snow, but definitely some shallower sections. We heard whumpfing and some cracking as we walked off the skin track. Tried several hand shears with some activity on recent storm slab, but didn’t seem to propagate when we tested it on some small convex features. Can feel a deeper crust ~10cm from ground.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN