Burstall Pass


Went on a bit of an adventure with not much of a plan other then check out the area. Turned out to be better then expected. If your carful and plan your route well you can avoid exposure and never ski avalanche slopes. I included a picture of cover on snow peak and on the Roberson Glacier.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Total depth of snowpack was around 3.2m Snow depth had a fairly consistent temperature throughout the top 1m. 5cm down, -5. 50cm down, -6.4. 100cm down, -7.3. Foot penetration, full boot. 50cm down-pencil hard, 60cm down-1 finger CTE 10, SC, 30cm ECT NP.


21.03.04,1145,Burstall Pass, 2289m, E, 2c, L-W, O, nil