Healy - Center peak / alpine
Toured up part of Healy creek then took Marcus’s Y drainage adventure. Popped out of treeline and snow was still unconsolidated. Quickly became more dense and wind pressed just a bit higher up. Profile at 2314m on E aspect had HS of 85cm on a 35 deg wind loaded slope. Fist to 4F to 1F above the 8cm Cr. Facetting above for about 2cm and below Cr to ground. CT12 SP down 38cm - ECTP12 down 38cm We test skied a test slope to 35 deg that was wind loaded with a convex role a few times with no results. We dig get a few minor shooting cracks on the uptrack though at the same interface. Winds were mod with some strong gusts in the alpine - lots of wind transport and significant cornice growth on the ridge to Healy center peak.
Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN