As with any avalanche fatality, there are opportunities to learn from tragic events. Of particular interest to me in this case is the size of the avalanche and the timing of the rescue. Both the avalanche size, type, track and bed surface are similar to avalanches frequently occurring in and near our forecast area. The […]
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On Saturday, March 10, 2018, two separate avalanche incidents were reported. During the previous 2 days, 14.5″ of snow was deposited at Hermit Lake from a nor’easter and the upslope snowfall that followed. This storm was accompanied by moderate winds that rose to the 60’s mph the afternoon before. Saturday’s advisory called for 4.5″ more […]
You may notice a couple of changes to the web advisory today. We frequently refer to the snowplot at Hermit Lake in our advisory but will be including the raw data which is collected every morning by the caretaker at the AMC operated facility there. You need to go to the full forecast to […]
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Join us this Saturday, March 17, at 5pm at International Mountain Equipment (IME) for the third installment in the White Mountain Avalanche Education Fund’s Continuing Education Series. Helon Hoffer will be reviewing fracture mechanics and exploring fracture arrest.
Harvard Cabin will be temporarily closed mid-week due to a staffing shortage. The cabin will be open Friday and Saturday nights. This closure includes tenting outside the cabin. For those interested in overnighting in the Cutler River Drainage, you may do so at Hermit Lake Shelters.
The White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation and the NHOC are sponsoring a Mountain Weather Workshop in North Conway, NH. Senior Forecaster and Education Specialist Mike Carmon, of the Mount Washington Observatory, will be teaching topics relevant to avalanche forecasting and mountain travel in the White Mountains.
Strategic Field Observations CT22 Q1 SC, ECTP27, PST 60/100 End, no whumphing, some shooting cracks, I see wind blowing snow around, I have to push kinda hard to make a hand shear fail… What does this all mean? CAN I SKI IT? We have these stability assessment tools and many more at our disposal. They’re […]
https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/20160308_123024.jpg23224128Ryan Matzhttps://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/logo2.pngRyan Matz2018-02-15 11:45:492018-02-15 11:48:10Stability Test Alphabet Soup: What do they even mean? Continuing Ed at IME, 5:00 PM Saturday 2/17/18
Given the tendency of otherwise smart people to make foolish decisions at times, that get themselves hurt or worse, this project seems worth making an effort to support. Link below to the site that explains the project along with helpful Q & A’s. So far, this project has had no input from the Ice Coast. […]
https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/logo2.png00jfongemiehttps://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/logo2.pngjfongemie2018-01-29 11:54:132018-01-29 11:56:25Huge thanks to volunteers Paul Bazanchuk, Ryan Brouder & Terran Siladi
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