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- January 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm #570952Kyle MillerParticipant
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.
Myself doing the same
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
Then we did a Rutschblock test which failed miserably
We then proceded to track out the Gully and get back to the car
Sorry nothing to entertaining
Be carefull out thereJanuary 2, 2009 at 11:46 pm #612703D-GREENParticipant
live to do it again another day. It’s still early out thereJanuary 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm #612704fire and iceParticipant
Thanks for posting the video of the test.
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