Sea to Sky
timadams , Monday 15th March, 2021 10:40AM
Traversing back from russet lake after doing spearhead on Saturday. Headed back over musical bumps in whiteout with super high winds, accidentally traversed 40m too low trying to access lower flute bowl entrance and stepped off a wind lip which had a cornice growing on it, triggered a small size 1 which didn’t propagate. Cornice was completely invisible in the flat light, we were actively trying to avoid being too low but got caught out on this one. Luckily nothing slid, just small debris from cornice but gave us a fright.
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.