Dave Garcia/Travis Nauman
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Gold Miner's> Talking Mountain Cirque> Lone Pine
Pit Details: Elevation 11,300, Aspect 288, Angle 28 degrees, Pit Depth 99 cm, HS 220 cm. We conducted two side by side compression tests in this pit. In the first CT we got the following results: CT16 PC @ 25cm down failing on 1 mm facets below a crust, CT 20 RP @ 37cm down failing on 1.5 mm facets, and CT24 BRK @ 41 cm down. The only result that really caught my attention on this first test was the result @ 37cm down since it was the only planar failure. We decided to do a second compression test for the sake of being consistent. While cutting the second column we got CTV RP @ 25cm down. This is a planar fracture that occurred upon isolating the column. We then got CT17 RP @ 37cm down. Pretty consistent results on the facets down 37cm, and a somewhat surprising CTV. Based on the results, we decided not to continue up the slope and to go ski somewhere else.
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