“Alright, that’s all we need”
He didn’t even have to give a tappy.
Related: Utah Snowpack Is ‘About As Spooky As I’ve Ever Seen”
Please avoid traveling through avalanche terrain in Utah right now. It’s just not worth it.
“AAI instructor Emilie Drinkwater sent us this great observation from a climb in Broads Fork:
This was from a NNW aspect at about 10,000′ in Broads Fork. The snowpack was shallow, <1m, but there was some pretty distinct, sensitive windslab, almost knife hard, sitting on what I think were small facets. This was the second ECT we did with identical results (hence the terrible looking face of the column as it was just done to confirm the first result).
We were on a climbing mission and not really set up to dig pits but I’ve rarely seen a failure during isolation so I thought this was interesting.” Utah Avalanche Center