by lcar6 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:59 pm
by Dave B » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:09 pm
by Sunny Buns » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:27 am
by lcar6 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:51 pm
Sunny Buns wrote:You say you have crampons and axes. Do you AND your wife have experience with them?
If your experience is lacking might try some snow hikes to alpine lakes, etc. That is IF you are knowledgeable about avalanches - if not you need to stay on safe routes only. Have you been trained in avalanche safety?
Have you been trained to navigate with map and compass? Do you own a compass with adjustable magnetic declination? Your GPS will fail when it is needed most - it's in the fine print of the warranty.
Do you know what the 10 essentials are and do you both have them? Are you both fit enough to carry adequate gear to survive the night in a storm?
Be safe and have a good time. Take sun screen and glasses.
by Sunny Buns » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:07 am
So really, we are trying to fill our experience gap in the 30° to 75° snow angle range!
by jjust » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:00 pm
by lcar6 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:39 am
Sunny Buns wrote:So really, we are trying to fill our experience gap in the 30° to 75° snow angle range!
That's what I was afraid of. The original post mentioned a winter/spring climb and that you might be beginners. Avalanches occur on slopes in that angle range.
At least, prior to your outing, get the local avalanche report. And carry beacons.
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by JonW » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:01 pm
by Sunny Buns » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:47 am
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