Variable surface conditions to say the least. The downhill turning was fun and supportable in areas that were freshly drifted in by last night's winds. S facing aspects held a breakable crust at 9k feet. Other areas were scoured down to a hard, slick surface. Dry weather activity? "Sharpen" those ski and splitboard tuning skills. :)
See above comments and attached pictures. First picture shows the hardness (or resistance) profile, and the second picture shows the result of the PST, with my saw left in place from where the crack propagated to the end of the column. PST 30/110 (End) 110 cm down.