Snow Snow Snow!

Last Sunday concluded our 8th AIARE Avalanche Course of the season. Back to back snowstorms brought almost 2 feet to Hermit Lake, which set the field for another excellent avalanche course as 7 participants acquired some new skills to help them travel more safely in the backcountry.

Conditions required very careful routefinding
Skinning up the Little Headwall
Top of Little Headwall
Just before entering the floor of the ravine
Spreading out to cross the main runout
Making some snowpack observations on a small slope down and left of Left Gully
Getting some nice turns on the Little Headwall at the end of the day

Only 4 more courses left this season, and the next one is booked solid. Go toย http://www.emsclimb.com/aiare1.html to see course details or call 800-310-4504 to book.

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