Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 23: Weather Day

Well no luck moving back up to High Camp today. The snow from the storm the past couple days has dumped over 1.5 of powder onto the Headwall (that steep, 2000 ft slope that is right out of Camp III). Apparently there is a really weak persistent layer beneath this fresh snow, and it is ripe to avalanche. At this point, we either want it to avalanche, so that the slope can stabilize once more, or we want the snow to pack down and strengthen the weak layer so that it is no longer a big risk. No word on how long this might take… 

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