I think the one thing many people can take home from a few of our observations is that we need more snow, but not as much for our snowpack depth, but for the coverage on glaciers. Crevasses have started to bridge, however, with the winds they are bridged very thinly and very discretely. This was discovered very quickly, when we descended down a pocket glacier (probing our way down), and found a few crevasses that were perfectly smooth on top with no visible sagging. So with that discovery, our goal was to find runs that either had smooth glaciation with no holes, or simply no glaciation at all (at least until we get a number more big storms coming through).
|(Photo Above: Deciding we don't want to ski down a glacier riddled with slots that we are unable to see. Erika Flavelle and Conny Amelunxen escaping to a new pick-up. You can go Ski Mountaineering when hell-skiing!)|
Overall, it's great to get out check out the terrain, travel through the mountains, and of course heli ski with friends in between "working."
|(Photo Above: Alex Wigley on White Cross, "working". Photo Credit: Conny Amelunxen)|