A sequence of images by @jessicas.wanderlust taken from the summit of Mt Hamilton. This avalanche was caused by serac fall onto the windslab below it. The avalanche became airborne and went a reasonable way across and out from the mountain onto the glacier below
Once again the day turns on for our epic and iconic Ski The Tasman! With 10-15cm of lite and dry snow we had the perfect conditions to give amazing skiing conditions. To add to this the incredible canyon lands had one of the best ski through caverns we’ve seen in years
A huge thanks as well to @kiwicrows who brought the #blackcrow skis out for all our guests to enjoy!
Amazing day out chasing the pow in the Jollie with @mtcookheliski
A fantastic crew of can do’s and a great day of snow to match. Currently watching the next storm system approach and waiting eagerly to get the rotors spinning again 😎
Ski Touring and Avalanche Education go hand in hand. We’re definitely in the midst of an interesting and changing snowpack - if your keen to get out for the fresh pow make sure you’ve got the skills to get you and your mates out and back safely!
We have courses and daily ski touring available throughout August. Drop a line or call in 0211142776
Realism in training. Yesterday our group witnessed this avalanche occur in front of them. The region around Wanaka has a deep persistent slab over a series of rain crusts and facet layers. These layers are deeply buried up in the start zones where thick hard wind slab can be found - it’s hard to trigger in these areas - however where the snowpack is thin it’s possible to have these weak layers collapse and the failure propagate up into the start zones. Large avalanches are possible currently on steep shady aspects ( SE TO S)above 1800m in the WANAKA BACKCOUNTRY