7 May 2016

May 7, 2016

    Avalanche on the Segnas Glacier in Switzerland has killed a Ski Tourer, story below-Kapo SG Pic

    Its off to camp we go. Friday May 6, 2016.

    The snow line is rising quickly.

    Another amazing day in the mountains.


    Castle Towers and Mount Garibaldi.

     Snow was skiing well most of the day depending on the sun and aspect.

    Mount Fee.

Weather Observations for May 7, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +8, Winds were  10-20 KPH S --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +8, Winds were  10-15 KPH S --Rendevous
1550 meters   +10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 164 cm Base, RH 24%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +26.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have some high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, high pressure will bring warm weather again today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL will gradually come down today from around 4000 meters to about 2500 meters by tonight with a cooler onshore flow, (good for the snow conditions). A weak cool upper level trough is still expected to arrive for Sunday, uncertain to how much precipitation we will get as it tracks to our south. The FL could drop to 1500 meters by Sunday night with a dusting of fresh snow possible for Monday morning. The Pacific ridge rebuilds for Monday with sunny skies and the FL rising to around 2200 meters. Should be some good crust recovery for Monday morning. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with some cloud prior to a weak trough pushing into the area for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. Models are not completely in agreement with this event so stand by. The ridge will likely rebuild for next weekend.  Is the wet coast becoming the dry coast?

    Upper level ridging for today.

    High pressure for today. Northerly flow has brought better skiing.

    Looks like the Omega Symbol!!

    Unsettled for Sunday.

    Pacific ridging again for Monday.

    Some cloud possibly for Tuesday.

    On the edge of a trough to our South for Wednesday/Thursday.


An Avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Surenjochin in Graubunden: Switzerland

Remembering Alex Lowe, David Bridges and the 1999 Shishapangma Avalanche: Backcountry Magazine

Good Bye Winter: Mountain Sledder

    07:45 Hours Friday morning.

    14:45 Friday afternoon.

    14:45 Hours Friday afternoon.

    14:30 Hours Friday

    Lots of effort goes into these jumps!!

    Great entertainment at the jump site.

    Broad Tail Hawk over Blackcomb.

    Mogul skiing and suntanning! High of 26.9 in the Whistler valley Friday.

    Park was very busy.

    That looks a little awkward!!

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