4 May 2012

One of the larger slide paths on Mt Currie, still lots of snow higher up!

At 2280 meters the temperature was -3 as of 06:00. Winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE.
At 1550 meters the temperature was -2, 99% relative humidity and the barometer is steady.
In the valley it is + 4. 10 cm of new snow was recorded at 1550 meters last night.

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

An example of an avalanche bulletin from Europe, just dealing with all the different languages must give the forecasters a challenge: European Advisory

An example of Parks Canada bulletin, they have closed operations for the year: Parks Canada

Blons, Austria (1954, January 12)
More than 200 people die in Austria’s single worst avalanche. About 380 people lived in Blons, a village with 90 houses spread over 10 square miles. At 10:30 a.m., a dry-snow avalanche called the Falv destroyed the central part of town. Nine hours later, a second avalanche known as the Montclav struck, moving 3,800 feet downhill in less than thirty seconds. 115 rescue workers and people died in the second slide.