Keep those feet warm!
Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
mattlawrence , Sunday 26th December, 2021 5:45PM
Very cold today out on pulpit 5 gully! Keep those feet warm! Seriously, learn from my mistake, ended up with frostbite after a day out on the knob - you can’t feel it coming on. As far as snow / avalanches go only instability we saw was loose dry - we didn’t dig a pit but didn’t notice any wind affect, some slight loading. No obvious slab formation. Some sluffing but didn’t trigger anything bigger. Snow density was extremely light and air was cold - slight wind in open areas and light snow all day that picked up near the end of the day. Overall great day out, frostbite is real time though, be careful and plan for a short day if you go out in my opinion!
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.