Irwin Guides Level 2 Course Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/13/2017
Name: Irwin Guides
Subject: Irwin Guides Level 2 Course Obs
Aspect: North East, East, South
Elevation: 9,600-10,300

Weather: S1 OVC Winds SE light, gusting to Mod
Snowpack: GUIDE(S): Tim, Jeff, Chris

DATE: 1/12/14

No signs of instability, except for stomping off mini cornices underfoot on roadcut at trailhead (1F windslab ~25-35cm thick, new snow sitting on top & no propagation)
Stomped around top of steep southerly slopes with no collapses
No Propagation on ECT’s @ 9,800 open meadow E aspect off cat road
CT’s in storm slab produced shear qualities of RP & BRK on