Before leaving town, his crew poured over the Internet get the forecast about the current conditions. Putting the pieces together, they decided the Lavender Couloir on Mount Sneffels would be a reasonable objective if (1) there was no wind slab, and (2) there was no sun crust under the new snow. And they also came up with a backup plan. Because hey, who goes to a gunfight with only one bullet?
BCA ambassador Matt Wade skipped a classic 14’er descent off Mount Sneffels, after matching objectives to snow conditions on nearby Stony Mountain, to score blower powder in Colorado’s majestic San Juans.
Read Matt’s story, #unepicadventures: Matching Objectives to Snow Conditions in the San Juan Range.