Your favourite weather?

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Your favourite weather?

by Lolli » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:49 pm

I always thought I prefer sunny, warm weather to climb in - which indeed is nice, but I've started to realise that it's not the best weather.
Preferably not rainy - wet makes life so miserable, but foggy, cloudy, snowy is all fine. I enjoy being out in it.

It has a lot to do with how and what you climb, of course.

Any preferences?
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Re: Your favourite weather?

by MoapaPk » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:21 am

When you reach the summit, the clouds are below you.

Modest wind; small bits of snow.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by Lolli » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:27 am

MoapaPk wrote:When you reach the summit, the clouds are below you.


Yes, they are... I remember a sunny and clear but chilly day, how we layed on our stomachs on the edge and watched the eagles soaring below us. It wasn't high, but that gave a feel of great height.
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Re: Your favourite weather?

by adventurer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:30 am

I prefer a clear, cold day with a good hardpack of snow but not much wind. On a good day high on a mountain, the cloud cover below looks just like a giant pillow!
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Re: Your favourite weather?

by Joe White » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:36 am

Lolli wrote:
It has a lot to do with how and what you climb, of course.

Any preferences?


and where you climb too, I suppose. From where I sit, we've learned to like every kind of weather for what it offers in all its uniqueness. Some of our best days out have been pouring rain....but that's life in the PNW and in the coast mountains.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by James_W » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:43 am

Full blown winter storm. I think nature is at its most beautiful during this time.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by lcarreau » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:27 am

I moved to Arizona about twenty years ago, and I just love how the brilliant sunshine beats down
on the white hairs of my face.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by drpw » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:09 am

Extremely cold and snowy.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:58 am

My favorite weather?

If you climb, ski, and whitewater kayak, you'll always be happy no matter the weather.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by CClaude » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:28 pm

I like 60F and blue skies with a mild wind but I also have a wacko side where my favorite memories include soloing a technical peak in Japan and watching a storm blow up from the valley below (wondering if I was totally screwed) and days like last winter where I was trying to shovel the 6ft of snow that just dumped at my house (yes, its northern arizona) with another storm coming. The blue bird days may be fun but the days that are really nasty make life a bit spicy (and as I say this I'm under a tornado warning which I REALLY hope doesn't happen).

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by goldenhopper » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:04 pm

50 degrees F and raining sideways so I don't have to sweat too much… The worse the better is my motto. It's more exciting that way.

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Re: Your favourite weather?

by Lolli » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:14 pm

Yes, it is more exciting in bad weather - more spicy, yes.

but you're a rock climber, Dingus
(even if you hike a lot)
- I'd love to live in a warm sunny climate. I hate living in November.
But I really like the bad weather hikes too.
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Re: Your favourite weather?

by Mountainjeff » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:44 pm

Very cold and clear. In the PNW that brings the most stable snow conditions and the most exceptional visibility in the winter (even though it almost never happens). Those kind of days are absolutely beautiful.

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