Touchy Wind Slab

Sea to Sky

andrew.councell , Friday 5th February, 2021 6:10AM

Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy.

Avalanche

Touchy wind slab reactive to our approach to the East Col before we skied down to Circle Lake, near and below Guides' Notch or backside of Don't Swill. Small 1.5 and obscured in the cloud/murk; we triggered two more very small windslabs in the 10-15cm depth range but this one at the East Col was the most concerning. It was a tough day to be out due to visibility and previous knowledge of the terrain was a huge asset to safely navigate many of these slopes!

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN