If AKGold sets a highmark and nothing slides, I'm next! LOL!Originally posted by Tfin70
[br]With out having to go into major detail, how do you know by looking at a slope/valley/what ever, that its not safe? I'm assuming it would have to do with what the weather has been over the last week, how much snow and what type of snow etc.
But what are the general criteria for making the go/no go decission?
ROTFLMFAO !!! Isn't that about the truth! Really though Tfin, pretty much all of which you mentioned. The majors are: angle of slope, and the weather & snow conditions over the last week or two.... for example anything over a 45 degree slope is kind of dangerous, lets say there was hard pack snow for a week or two. Then you get two to three feet of new snow, this mix equals a lot of slides, there is nothing for the new snow to adhere to plus the weight of the new snow and the slick layer of old snow means bad luck if you ride on it! You could go on and on with variables that will trigger slides, these are just examples....overhangs and cornices are another high risk place to trigger avys..Originally posted by Flange
[br]If AKGold sets a highmark and nothing slides, I'm next! LOL!