Burnt knob/ col

South Columbia

Adam Omassi , Saturday 6th February, 2021 3:35PM

Skinned up between the burnt knob and fuzzy knob up to 1600-1700m. Observed natural sluffing on the chutes above the col near the top of the burnt knob (lookers right) and heard a lot of whumpfing. We rode down into the trees until we reached lower angle terrain in the burnt knob and rode deep powder till the skin track. There was debris on one of the burnt knob run outs that looked to be 2-4 days old. And a tree has fallen on the skin track next to the debris. Whether the fallen tree is result of the avalanche debris is uncertain. Photos 2,3,4 should illustrate the debris and fallen tree.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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