|Peak:||Missouri Mountain (14er)|
|Route:||Northwest Ridge from Missouri Gulch|
|Date of Information:||04/28/2012|
Here are a couple pics to accompany the forum post I made. I know its not a very purty pit, I‘ll blame it on the ice and sugar. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions or would like additional beta.
We dug on an E aspect at 12,700ft just below Elkhead Pass. Pic 1 is the initial collapse (obviously we didn‘t dig there ). Pic 2 demonstrates my excellent posture, but also shows just how rotten the lower snowpack is. Pic 3 is the slab that pulled out with a Q1 shear while digging. I had cut the right side and was cutting the back of the column when it pulled out. Pic 4 is the CT5 Q2 that failed next.
Photos (click for slideshow):