We finish up our tutorial on digging a snowpit and conducting stability tests by reviewing our snowpack observations and deciding how to proceed.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform an Extended Column Test.
After the shovel shear test, Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a compression test, and what we should be looking for along the way.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to perform a shovel shear test, and what you are looking for while doing it.
Sarah Carpenter shows us how to properly dig a snow pit and prepare to do some snowpack tests.
Before we did a snow pit, there are several things we need to take into consideration.
A tip on how to efficiently remove snow and ice buildup from your skins, courtesy of Sarah Carpenter.
Sarah Carpenter and Mike Hattrup demonstrate the importance of utilizing the ‘rest step’ when climbing uphill.