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Climbed up southerly slopes on Running Rabbit Mountain to see how winds from the competing Polar and Pacific air masses have affected the snow surface in a canyon that funnels those winds. Also did a welfare check on the Shed 11 weather station.
Took 3 puffy jackets; only used 2. Our ascent was sheltered from the west-northwest winds and surprisingly comfortable, particularly while recieving photon therapy when sun was out.
Triggered accidentally when ski tumbled over rock after catching ski. Felt snow release in wide sluff/ small slab. Propagated < 10'; slid with debris < 10' down slope. Debris traveled another 5 feet. Harmless, unless I'd been alone and wound up in treewell.
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