Finally…Whitecap!

High pressure has us touring in t-shirts and ball caps here at Whitecap Alpine (WhitecapAlpine.ca), in southern British Columbia. The weather gurus say we’ll bake another day or two before the possibility of precip on Wednesday.

Today’s group tally: one heli flight, a practice rescue scenario, 2000 feet of up/down, a broken pole, and a broken binding. There are more than two meters of settled snow on the ground and some soft snow on the north aspects, with several layers of buried surface hoar lurking out of sight. We’re playing safe!

We triggered a small avalanche on a shady slope, which was big enough to knock one of our gang over as well as give us an up-close-and-personal look at a surface hoar layer 20cm down.

Back at the hut safely and dinner’s on the way…last year’s superchef, Annemieke, is in the kitchen and doing her magic. Early to bed and go bigger tomorrow.

How much did y’all get in Colorado?!

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