Standard uptrack to Wedding Bowl to investigate the 11/13 avalanche. We then used careful route finding to ascend Ben Stewart, and essentially reverse our skin track back to the car.
Overall we found no obvious signs of instability on today’s tour. However, in our snowpits, we observed weak snow above and below an ice crust ~50-60cm down. Our best guess is this “super crust” was formed on Nov 1, and we have named it accordingly. Our tests determined the weak layer from the 11/13 avalanche is a thin layer (~1cm thick) of 1mm facets above the Nov 1 ice crust.