Surprise - based of Aberdeen glacier

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bryan.daneau , Saturday 13th November, 2021 8:00AM

Snowshoed to the base of Abderdeen glacier and checked out the approach to Surprise while we were there. Not enough snow of course to ski yet as was expected . Winds picked up significantly in the pm - by 1:30 we were getting strong gusts and had at times difficulty staying upright given how fierce the gusts were. Wind slabs were developing and we noticed a few pockets that were a bit reactive with shooting cracks. No obs aside from loose dries from steep Rocky terrain … by 3pm wind died but it was snowing quite a bit.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected.