Wind slabs in Deer Creek

" we toured into an east aspect in the N. Madison. Winds were stronger than we anticipated, already western sides of ridges had been scoured to near bare ground. While skinning along the ridge we intentionally triggered large wind drifts and small cornices. We dug a pit on a south/south east aspect and got ectp 25. While skiing a low angle meadow back out to the ridge a member of our party remote triggered a small slide on a wind loaded pocket on an east aspect. According to my partner it was 75 ft wide and maybe a 1-2 feet deep. Conditions seemed to become more touchy thru out the day due to the high winds." Photo: Alex Palombo

Advisory Year
Northern Madison, 2020-02-11