8 May 2012

Large cornices are still ripe to collapse. Still lots of snow out there.

At 2280 meters the temperature was 0, winds were 40-65 KPH from the SSE as of 06:00 Hrs.
At 1550 meters the temperature was +5.5, 51 % relative humidity, and the barometer is falling.
In the valley it is +4.

For the  updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Updated on avalanche and flood in Nepal: Annapurna

Avalanches from the past:

Reckingen, Switzerland (1970, February 24)
An avalanche strikes a military camp, killing twenty-nine officers of the Swiss army. Avalanche threats had been apparent for a month, for snow was laden heavily on the side of 10,200-foot-high Blinnehorn Peak, directly over the camp. The avalanche carried the stone officers’ barracks 200 feet from its foundation. Fortunately, the snow missed the main part of camp, where about 500 enlisted men were staying in wooden huts.

When will there be a large avalanche cycle in the corridor?