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 Post subject: PSA TR Snoqualmie pass area Rutschblock test
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:02 pm 
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After riding the resorts day after day I was itching to do a backcountry tour but with Avalanche danger high above 5'000 feet there wasn't much options of places to go. We made the decision to head out the tree anchored slopes of Kendals stumps.
Scott Skinning
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Myself doing the same
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When we finally made it into the area we decided against skinning up a gully for two reasons.
1. It could be a deposit zone
2. Preserve the fresh for the way down
The wind was really going and on the skin up we made it to a steeper section that was getting wind loaded. I had never been to Kendal stumps and was unimpressed by the terrain so we decided to dug a full snowpack profile
Heres the snowpack on a S facing slope around 30 degrees that was wind loaded
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Then we did a Rutschblock test which failed miserably

We then proceded to track out the Gully and get back to the car
Scott
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Myself
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Sorry nothing to entertaining
Be carefull out there

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 Post subject: Re: PSA TR Snoqualmie pass area Rutschblock test
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:46 pm 
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live to do it again another day. It's still early out there

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 Post subject: Re: PSA TR Snoqualmie pass area Rutschblock test
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:11 am 
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Thanks for posting the video of the test.


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