More tests performed on 06/09/15
There is a solid sun crust from melt / freeze cycle since the last snow fall on the 03/09/15. This snowfall is well preserved below the 10cm of crust on the surface. The depth of the preserved snow is approx. 20cm. this is sitting on another well defined hard layer. We got a CT2 RP on this 20cm layer of new snow on both columns but there were no other persistent issue further down in the snow pack.
Pit was on a NE aspect @ 1980m with a 32 deg slope. Snow pack depth was 180cm