23 Mar 2012

Its that time of the year, be wary of cornices breaking and solar aspects. With the nice weather and sunny skies forecasted for the weekend use caution out there!!

At 2280 meters the temperature was - 11 as of 06:00 hrs. The winds were 10-30 Kph from the SSE. At 1550 meters the temperature was -8, 88 % relative humidity and the barometer is rising. In the valley it is -4. 1 cm was recorded at pig alley 1 cm at cat skinner. Surface hoar has been growing for the past couple of days.

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Here is a clip of a snow mobile related slide: Solar Aspects

Avalanche control in Switzerland : Helicopter Bombing

Nice shots of a slab avalanche breaking up: Beauty Shots

Latest up date on the Nelson Avalanche involvement: Nelson

International news from Afghanistan: 22 Fatalities

Not the place to traverse when it warms up and cornices fail! When you really look at this picture it is never a wise place to be period!!!!

Thanks to Claudia Schwab for these photos from Mt. Baker

Hi Wayne,
In case this is still of interest here are a couple of pictures taken yesterday of last week's Shuksan Arm avalanche (with 6 days new snow on it). Note the tracks on lookers right - apparently some people made 'good' use of the crown to get big air ?!