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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1420387200January 4, 2015 4:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot Ridge, Summit Lake AreaField Observations Jan.4, 2015 Route Tenderfoot to ridgetop at 3100' Weather Temps: 1F at 1400' and 18Fat 3100' Wind: Calm Sky: Clear Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-N …
1420207200January 2, 2015 2:00pmSummit - Manitoba - Summit LakeRoute: Manitoba hut to 3700 ft on Manitoba ridge. Weather: Temps: mid teens F Winds: Calm Skies: Clear Precip: None Obvious Signs: Recent Avalanches: None Shooting Cracks: None Collapsing: One local …
1420117200January 1, 2015 1:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot Ridge, Summit Lake AreaRoute: Toured up Tenderfoot ridge to treeline. No signs of instability or avalanche activity observed. Depth@ 1,500' = 30cm Depth@ 2,200'= 60cm Snow surface went from breakable crust at lower elevati …
1420029000December 31, 2014 12:30pmSummit - Summit LakeAvalanche activity: No new avalanches. Mountain Weather: Wed Temperatures 25-28F Winds South 5-10 with a peak gust of 16 mph Dec29th -30th: Temps 25-28 with winds NE-ENE 30-40 mph with peak gust 65 …
1419690360December 27, 2014 2:26pmSummit - ManitobaDate: 20141227 Time: 11:00 ~ 16:00 Manitoba, W aspect. Skinned up normal route to the alders, above treeline I set my own track, checking the SW aspect with new loaded pockets of snow, due the recen …
1419465600December 25, 2014 12:00Summit - Tenderfoot RidgeRoute: Common Westerly ridge of Tenderfoot Weather: Snowing heavily until 1pm when skies cleared. Southerly winds moderate at treeline and strong above treeline. Temperature at 1,000' 32F, 2,400' 27 …
1419418800December 24, 2014 11:00Summit - Summit Lake AreaRecent Avalanche Activity: No new avalanches. Recent Snowfall: Trace to 1/2" new snow. Current Weather conditions: Cloudy, No precipitation at time of observation Temperature in the low 20's. Winds: L …
1419317607December 23, 2014 6:53Summit - ManitobaRoute Standard Manitoba uptrack up to west ridge Weather Temps in the 20's, slight warming in the afternoon Winds calm Good visibility during ascent, light precipitation during descent. Obvious Sig …
1419175200December 21, 2014 3:20pmSummit - ManitobaLocation: Manitoba. Normal route, W aspect. Elev: 3,730' ASL. Slope Angle: 27° Sky: Overcast. Air Temp: -2 C/28 F. Precipitation: SN S-1; a few flurries. Wind: light SE(~130°). Surface Penetr …
1418914800December 18, 2014 3:00pmSummit - Manitoba, Summit LakeRoute: Manitoba, normal west side uptrack Weather: Mostly sunny. Calm to Light North wind. -3 C. Signs of Instability: Several 1-2 day old avalanches on steep (40 - 40+) SW-NW slopes. 2 whoomphs o …
1418905800December 18, 2014 12:30pmSummit - Summit LakeAvalanche activity was seen at the start of the week on West aspects in many of the gullies in the area. The natural avalanche activity seemed to be concentrated on this aspect. No other evidence …
1418824800December 17, 2014 2:00pmSummit - manitobarecent avalanche activity: see pic. no others noticed from manitoba. Signs of instability: 2 incidences of medium whoomphs: both around 3200ft, about 100 yards below manitobas north ridge on a west …
1418810442December 17, 2014 10:00Summit - Summit LakeSaw many avalanches mainly on West aspects up at Summit Lake. See pictures below. Looks like they all came down during the storm earlier this week.
1418308200December 11, 2014 2:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeOver the past week we had a warm weather system come into the area in the form of rain at lower and mid elevation. Rain fell to at least 3000' level perhaps a little higher. Over the past few days …
1418256000December 11, 2014 12:00Summit - Seward Hwy from MP 21-79These avalanches occurred on recent cycle from 12/8- 12/9
1417701600December 4, 2014 2:00pmSummit - Summit Lake (Butcher Peak)Recent Avalanche Activity: A few in isolated areas. Over the past week only a few avalanches were observed in isolated areas at Summit Lake. Debris from a small avalanche below a rocky area on a We …
1417564800December 3, 2014 12:00Summit - ManitobaWeather: Overcast with very light easterly winds. Temperatures in the upper teens and low 20's F. Chilly day. Signs of Instability: Recent avalanches - No. Collapsing - one small collapse at 3,700' i …
1417356900November 30, 2014 2:15pmSummit - Manitoba MtnSnowpack: Snow pit at 3100 ft, 200 ft. below ridgeline on SW aspect. 20 degree slope. Total snowpack depth= 62cm. Isolated pockets collapsing on melt-freeze/facet sandwich 20-25 cm from ground. …
1417291200November 29, 2014 8:00pmSummit - ManitobaManitoba - standard approach Weather: Snowing lightly with poor visibility. Light winds. Skies cleared off at 1800. Snowpack: Pit on standard Manitoba approach at approx. 2200ft. Total snowpack de …
1417082400November 27, 2014 10:00Summit - Summit LakeOver the past week we have had no significant snowfall with only a 1/2" of new snow at the north end of the pass. Temperatures have been in the mid to upper 20's with light winds at Fresno that hav …
1416483000November 20, 2014 11:30Summit - Summit Lake AreaToday up at Summit Lake I found rain snow mix with little or no snow accumulation (less than 1") on the valley bottom. Snow line with more accumulation started at 2500 foot level. Upper elevations …
1415491200November 9, 2014 12:00Summit - Seward Highway MP 34 Bus StopD2 in Bus Stop North Path just north of Moose Pass at MP 34-35.
1399155212May 3, 2014 10:13pmSummit - Tenderfoot W FaceReport of a remotely triggered Avalanche on the west side of Tenderfoot ridge. Attached is a map. The bed surface outlined, "x" marks the spot where it was triggered. Avalanche was reportedly around 1 …
1396569600April 4, 2014 12:00Summit - Butcher MtWeather Mostly cloudy Temps in the low to mid 30s F Calm to light winds out of the East No precip Obvious Signs Of Instability 1 skier triggered dry sluff, initiated in upper 30 degree terrain, ran ~ …
1395964800March 28, 2014 12:00Summit - Summit Pass, Nancy'sThe cornices are starting to peel. My partner punched through up to his armpits on the large corniced north ridge of Nancy's in Summit Pass.
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