1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

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1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

Postby christensent » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:45 pm

Tried to get up Shuksan today, turned around at about 6000ft due to poor avalanche conditions. Pretty great ski conditions.

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Re: 1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:35 pm

Wow. Looks awesome. Was the avalanche danger high, or did you see stuff you didn't like?
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Re: 1/28/17 Shuksan Attempt

Postby christensent » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:00 pm

Nobody wrote:Wow. Looks awesome. Was the avalanche danger high, or did you see stuff you didn't like?


The NWAC forecast was moderate (2/5 on the scale, pretty typical relatively safe forecast but reserves the possibility for isolated areas of dangerous terrain, low is very rare in winter). There was a slope that failed column tests with a clean shear layer below a roughly 4" thick wind slab and propagated cracks.


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