6 Jan 2012

I have this picture on my wall in the living room. It is a constant reminder of the consequences if you do get caught in a slab avalanche. Yesterday on the chair I loaded with 2 gentleman a bit younger than myself and we started talking about taking risks and when as an adult we change our attitude in taking risks. One said it was when he had children and the other said when he turned 40. I thought about that for a while and as simple as the reasons are I have to agree!!

Last night it snowed 2 cm at 1650 meters. At 2280 meters it was -10 with 25-25 KPH winds from the SE, with a max gust of 50 KPH. At 1550 meters it was -5.5 with a slight downward trend for the barometric pressure. It is 0 degrees in the valley.  Flurries today with freezing levels remaining near surface.

For the updated avalanche advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory