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Showing posts with label beau fredlund. Show all posts

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Volcano skiing in the PNW: As a Sponge

the Mowich Face of Mt. Rainier (via a 600mm lens)
A couple months ago a good friend and I road-tripped out to the Pacific Northwest, from Montana, for an extended weekend of volcano skiing.  Though the Cascades experienced one of the leanest and warmest winters in recent memory, blue skies were in the forecast, and I had a break from guiding commitments, so we figured to give it a go, Gumball Rally style. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beau knows cold

photo by Kt Miller
It's been cold here in MT this winter!  20 below for a couple days in a row.  

Thus, it's been fun to experiment with different Mammut clothing systems.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Studying the Snowpack

Analyzing the snowpack south of Cooke City on Nov. 30th
The mountains around Cooke City and Yellowstone Park have had a pretty big start to the winter, with about a meter of settled new snow from the last two weeks of November.

Unfortunately we also have some buried weak layers near the ground, which have been responsible for two major avalanche incidents this week (and one fatality).  

As per usual this time of year, it's great to dig often, and keep routes conservative.
The mountains aren't going anywhere, and the season is yet young.

Safe travels to everyone out there.

Beau Fredlund sampling some fresh snow on Nov. 30.  Photo by Kt Miller.