Mt. Richards above Lower Bertha Falls

Waterton Lakes National Park

crashtestwilliams , Monday 2nd December, 2019 2:00PM

I went to the meadow just past the Lower falls and got a couple of short lines above there. I stayed to the west end of that face and found some openings in the alders. There were two recent small slides east of where I rode. The bigger of the two looked like a small slab released and travelled 50-60 meters down a narrow gully and terminated as the slope angle decreased slightly. The other was just a shallow slab that released off of the west side of a convex feature and hardly went 20 meters. The trail was tricky at times because it was drifted over with very firm snow. Crampons would have been a good idea.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Location

49.03397295 -113.92737132

Mt. Richards above Lower Bertha Falls

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN