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Avalanche Skills for Skiers & Climbers Part 2

Cotopaxi Express Dispatch #4
January 25, 2014
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February 5, 2014

Digging a Test Pit

We received over a foot of new snow over the range with some higher winds the last few days.  Winds and new snow added to an already weak snowpack = High Avalanche Danger.   New wind slabs were undoubtedly formed during the wind event and were subsequently buried .

Now can be a good time to look for those by digging a little bit .  Be extremely careful to maintain your personal safety when digging to look at windslabs though!  Stay out of start zones on lower angled or no-consequence slopes.