Observations

Shooting Cracks, Tuckerman Bowl

December 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Name: Nick Aiello-Popeo| Synnott Mountain Guides
Location: Beneath the Chute at 4,600′ — 19T 0316594E 4903471N

Our avalanche class braved pelting snow and winds to check out the bowl of Tuckerman Ravine, reveling in winter’s frigid return. The couple inches of snow received at the summit had been whipped into 1 foot thick wind slabs near the floor of the bowl. Some of these wind slabs exhibited shooting cracks, as shown in my very poor quality photograph.