Observation Date: 01/10/2018
Ascended/descended SE ridge of gash point
Snowing lightly down low and heavy near 8000’, visibility was poor with lots of snow available for transport above 6000’
Sporadic wind with steady 15-20 mph and 40 mph gusts from every direction, the fresh low density snow was easily being transported
New Snow: 3-6″
Stormy day above 6000’, we skied the casual SE ridge to just below the summit traverse and dug a pit around 8200’ E facing. The new snow fell on a rain crust from last week below 7000’. We were unable to get anything to propagate in our ECTs, however we did get the 6” or so of storm snow to break at hit 5, not clean. Seems like it came in with a lot of wind and is heavier than they layer it is sitting on. Total depth 180 cm.
Observer: Ned Gall