Whessh! Today had some tough skiing, skinning and avalanche conditions. With low temps, high winds, limited visibility and high avalanche danger everywhere, we stuck to safe ridgelines and low angle terrain.
We felt plenty of collapsing “whoomphs” on all aspects and angles. Whomphing and shooting cracks are the avalanche equivalent of a snarling dog with his ears pulled back – getting bitten is immanent and it is best to give it wide berth.
Category: current conditions