Air temps were 5c at 13:00 4500’ on an east aspect. The snow field on the east side of mt Adams was hot pow it seemed like they where going through the first round of heating. It was well bond even with the high air temp and sun. Looking in to . . .
Two skier-triggered wet loose avalanches occurred between 11:30 and 13:30 Thursday, March 26, 2020 on the Main Gully of Gulf of Slides. Neither caught or carried skiers. One ran about 500ft on an E facing path lookers left of the primary slide path. . . .
Considerable Avalanche Danger due to a foot of new snow.
.Observed many tracks below large run-out zones in The Bowl. (No Go for Boot Sour and The Bowl @ Considerable)
*Warming temps and Solar Gain have left us with a breakable crust on certain . . .
Icy surface with new wet snow and icy crust on top after thawing and refreeze seemed less reactive as the day went on and temperatures dropped
We went into Huntington Ravine to see how the new snowfall impacted the terrain. We found ankle-deep storm slabs that were reactive to our skin track. We continued to the base of south gully and skied down. Ski cuts triggered small d1 avalanches that . . .
At 4,800 feet, a small but apparent crevasse could be seen at the fork in the gulley. Roughly 12 feet long, the crevasse was obviously undermined and a significant amount of water could be heard flowing under the snow. About four feet above the . . .
Hard crust on top of loose snow, couldnt finished digging for an extended column without snow failing.
Crevasse running in the center fan below the Huntington Ravine Trail past the Harvard Bulge to The Diagonal Gully entrance. Currently very narrow. Clearly visible from Pinnacle Gully.
Approx 4400’ elevation.
Otherwise firm and breakable crust . . .
Beautiful bluebird day the wind had let down as the went on. I was guiding and we had just got back down to alpine garden after summit of Mt Washington when heard a scream from the party above us and 2 took a long sliding fall from just below split . . .
Level of experience: 5 years in moderate to very difficult east coast terrain.
Equipment: splitboard crampons, crampons, ice axe, beacon, probe, shovel, radios, garmin in-reach, med-kit.
Courses: AAA Avy 1, AIARE rescue, Ski Mountaineer Course, . . .