Emerald cornice / wind slab conditions

Little Yoho

ortlieb101 , Monday 27th December, 2021 3:30PM

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

Dropped a large pice of cornice (Motorcycle size) at ridge top onto the potently wind loaded E/SE face of emerald with no results but entrainment. Skiing was great. Snowpack is right side up with 30 cm of blower on top. Cornice was stubborn - un-reactive. Don’t worry I used a rope…