Mt. Duke

South Coast Inland

Ben Biswell , Wednesday 10th March, 2021 8:05PM

We found good skiing on N aspects. Saw another group ski SE aspects. All over 30 degrees. Mod wind from NE created wsl on NW aspects which we travelled up. Triggered a size 1 at 1950m NW.

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

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Avalanche

Trying to tip toe up NW wind loaded ridge feature. Felt wsl and tried to continue. No other good route options to ascend. Sure enough the slab released an I skied with it and off to the side. Should have know better. Continued up bed surface after. Graupel layer down 20-30cm mod RP shears. Skied steep N later in day, no wsl present.