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Thread: How much snow?
01-13-2006, 11:08 AM #1
How much snow?
How much snow is needed to cause a burial? I mean 5 inches on a 50 degree 500’ long slope or what? Is it safe to go if there is not the danger but not the snow?People should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of worldly passions which is burning up their bodies.
01-13-2006, 11:12 AM #2This not my pee
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Depends on terrain. You could caught in a gully where snow piles up. A three inch slab could send you into a tree or rock... If there's danger, why risk it?
01-17-2006, 06:25 PM #3
its always less than you think but like conundrum said, it really can depend on what the terrain would dish out in terms of consequences of a slide. Don't forget its not just about how much snow is on top of you but where it can push you (off a cliff, into a tree well, creek bed, etc.). But 4-6 inches of snow can create a nasty slab in itself or can trigger sympathetic slides in deeper terrain. I remember one slab in our avy class that went from a 4" crown face (depth) to something like 4 FEET later on down the face... So it can be about alot more than just the snow...