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Matterhorn Peak

Postby deungsan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:11 am

Anyone been to Matterhorn Peak in the Sierra this year?

If not, any guesses as to the conditions in late May?

Thanks!
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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby Greg Enright » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:10 am

Still alot of snow up there. I haven't been but it just looks that way from afar. Maybe I can snap a pic tomorrow. Things are melting quickly, but I don't have the historical perspective to share regarding the snow depths around the end of May.
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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby Greg Enright » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:40 am

Here is a pic from Friday the 27th.
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Seems like the snowpack is melting out a month earlier than usual. Previously, I have measured snowpack melting as much as six inches each day at 8000 ft in the sun. If that holds true this next month, the snowpack will be looking pretty thin by the end of May.
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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby deungsan » Wed May 02, 2012 1:47 am

Thanks, Greg.

Excellent info!
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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby Rahil » Wed May 23, 2012 2:09 am

How does the snow level look at Matterhorn now? we are trying to climb the east route (couloir), June 1st. Do you think there will be enough snow?
I just don't want to deal with scree. Thanks for any info in advance.
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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby Princess Buttercup » Wed May 23, 2012 5:19 am

Climbed most of the couloir on 4 May 2012 and it was already 1/2 melted out scree/boulder mess and 1/2 rotten snow/ice. We left our skis at the base of the summit (where the two couloirs split) and scrambled to within <100ft of the notch, and were turned by wind.

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Heading up into the final stretch:
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Good luck, have fun.

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Re: Matterhorn Peak

Postby deungsan » Wed May 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Great info and great pix.

Thanks, MooseTracks.
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