Kitty Hawk/Unicorn

nick.baggaley

Climbed Kitty Hawk and attempted Unicorn today. Ice is cold and brittle with lots of dinner plating, but KH climbed well. Unicorn is missing some ice to complete pitch 1. Very notable wind slabs (10-20cm thickness) below the route and on the approach. No slab avalanches noted, but after about 10am several small stuffs and a size 1 loose dry slide came down off the cliffs on the right wall. Debris in gully, more than several days old.

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny.

Avalanche

As reported in the Quick report, noted a number of small sluffs and spindrift releases on the right wall of Kitty Hawk over the day. One size 1 loose dry slide also came down over the same wall.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN