London Ridge

South Columbia

bclarke11 , Sunday 1st March, 2020 10:40PM

Our group of 4 ascended London Ridge. We performed a quick CT on a southern face and had it fail on the 5th wrist tap. Failure was 30cm down on the Feb 22 hoar. We summited, with a couple members of our party busting through the cornice. As they were putting on their gear a large whumpf was observed. We ended up skiing a more eastern face with no issues. Everything was stable and managed to get a few face shots. Snow below ~1400m became heavy and wet.

Snow conditions were: Powder. We rode: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.


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London Ridge

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN