Youngs Peak

Glacier National Park

gearysguiding , Saturday 9th January, 2021 7:15AM

Beauty day going up the Asulkan Valley to Youngs Peak, then back down the 7-Steps for the last day of an AST 2. We weren’t convinced about going up the headwall, but as we got closer the wind affect wasn’t as hollow as we thought it might be while pole probing, there was a recent avalanche on the climbers right, ski tracks down the aggressive part of the roll lookers left that didn’t trigger anything, and a recent skin track only partly buried. 5mm surface hoar sitting on the surface below treeline.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Avalanche

While skiing down we noticed fresh tracks on the Thorington Face (Leda) from a party that triggered a size 1 slab half way down.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN