22 May 2012

Slab release NE aspect above Grizzly lake taken on Saturday May 19, 2012. Release date ?

Thanks to Toby Tortorelli for the photo submission.

Here are some pics from Sat. on NE exposure above Grizzly lake. Look at the depth of the slab on the zoomed pic left side. Doesn't look like a cornice failure initiation. 

At 2280 meters the temperature was -4, winds were 20-30 KPH from the S as of 06:00 hrs.
At 1550 meters the temperature was -.5, 90 % relative humidity and the barometer was rising.
In the valley it was +6. 

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Some information from Switzerland on Airbags: Swissinfo

Transmitter but does not receive: Aussie Skier

Here is a link to the above mentioned product: Snow-be

The ribbon of snow to the valley is succumbing to the temperatures and rain!