Avalanche: Mt Olympus

Observer Name
Logan J
Observation Date
Friday, March 2, 2018
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Region
Mt Olympus
Location Name or Route
Hades/Apollo Couloir (Mt. Olympus)
Elevation
7000
Aspect
Northwest
Depth
unknown
Width
20
Comments

We did not examine the crown and could not see the crown. The debris was several feet deep. Apollo was pretty wind loaded as well and we turned around shortly after the y of the couloir. The wind slab was roughly a foot deep sitting on top of lower density powder. [Forecaster Comment: This slide is evidence of how winds have worked into low and mid elevation terrain. Thanks for reporting it.]

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe