Pit results from the Avalanche course on the weekend.
First CT test
CT16 RP @ 30cm
CT 21 RP @ 80cm
Snow depth 115cm
Second CT test
No results from Hand shear test during the day.
SE Wind is loading NW aspects.
Conditions witnessed in the early morning were icy which softened up during the day. Air temps stayed cold but snow on Nth aspects turned to slush in the PM.
SE aspects stayed hard and icy throughout the day
Current conditions are low danger due to the large rain event which has been present since the 23/08/15
The Tate Ridge area rating is
Moderate on all slope angles greater than 30 deg
LOW on all slope angles less than 30 deg
We did some test pit on Tate Ridge on the 16/08/15.
25 deg slope.
Very easy result
CT0 SP @ 80cm
Pop and Drop on a layer of Graupel
CT14 PC @ 30
Buried layer of Surface Hoar.
CT25 RP @80
Layer of Graupel
Extened Column Test.
We got the below results
ECTN15 @ 30 on the buried Surface Hoar.
There are buried layers in the snow pack @ 30, 60 and 80 cm. The 30 and 60 cm layers are Surface Hoar weak layers and the 80 cm layer is Graupel.
No results on hand shear test while skinning, we were able to release unsupported cornice features with skier stomps. Pictures to come later today.
Advise caution on all east slopes with slope angle greater than 30 deg as there a re still persistant layers @ 30, 60 and 80 cm
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