Mount Machebeuf 12,805′ East Slopes 12/16/2016 – High Danger Day

Got out for a nice tour yesterday. The snowpack is still very touchy. We heard well over 20 whumphs throughout the day. Our initial CT failed on isolation and we noticed recent natural slides on the way to the zone. Visibility was nil at points. This zone is the ideal terrain for high danger days. It’s not steep but it is fun and pretty long. We discussed the conditions among our group freely. Every one had a voice and we kept it mellow. It was really fun having such a positive experience with new partners as well as familiar friends. Good to finally tour with you Joey and Toni and it’s always a pleasure Edge and Ally. Here’s to the next time.

The snow came in denser than the usual champagne powder. It felt a little like storm skiing at Mt Baker. One more addition to the upside down layer cake.

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