Ashman - The floor is lava

Northwest Inland

danielhelm.kz , Saturday 9th March, 2024 11:00PM

Day out at Ashman. Conservative decision making proved to be the right call with a large whumph in low angle terrain which remotely triggered an avalanche 80m away on a steep south facing slope. Investigated and found 50cm thick slab sitting on a hard crust with a thin layer of facets on top. Decided to just go for a ridge walk up toward Bruno peak and proceeded to remotely trigger 4 more avalanches up to size 2 just by walking along the flats. Even well below treeline on the ski out we found signs of instability in meadows with whumphing and shooting cracks on small convex slopes.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN