Avalanche Conditions

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Deep Instabilities Waking Up

Purcell’s - Snowman Pass Area

Avalanche Conditions

Yesterday, while out in the Snowman Pass area, we remote triggered a size 2 avalanche from 40 meters away. The avalanche went right to ground, which seems to be a common theme in the Purcell’s right now. Luckily, we were practising safe travel techniques and there were no involvements, but it did cover some of our previous tracks. From our observations thin, rocky, unsupported south aspects are prime and waiting for a trigger. With that said, I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in any large slope at this time. Ski/board and sled quality is excellent and it might be challenging to pull in the reins a bit, but this is a good time to do so.

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