Gorge slide

North Columbia

bill.joerissen , Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 9:05PM

Some whumpfing from 1750-1850m in the am but no cracks.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Incident

First 3 runs of the day built our confidence as ski cuts etc produced little results and it appeared the pack was gaining strength above the weak layer, but then came this surprise only 100m up from the road. Good thing we were practicing normal protocol with spacing/spotting otherwise would of been a ride for 2 instead of just the lead

Avalanche

Slightly more open area within glades

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN