NE shoulder of Markhor

South Coast Inland

andreajayne6 , Saturday 13th February, 2021 4:50PM

Toured up the NE ridge and did a little exploring, tried to get over to Lunch Run but realized that traversing over there isnt a good option. Retreated and did a couple laps of open trees/meadows. Snow was great among trees, let loose some sluffs. Hard and slabby once we got up out of trees - was easy to release small 10-20 cm thick slabs from the skin track.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

ECT - sudden planar result at 14, propagated and slid out. Didn't get a close look at crystals but likely facets, above the crust down 60-65 cm. One jump on skis above the test site propagated the width of pit and slide on that same layer.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN