ACMG Mountain Conditions Summary for the Coast Mountains. June 14th 2018

The weather on the coast has been unsettled since last weekend, with 30-40cm of new snow accumulated in the alpine on Blackcomb Mountain. The new snow was wet and sluffing today, as you would expect this time of year. No slab avalanche activity has been reported, although it is possible with that much new snow. The new snow fell as rain below treeline, which has helped to melt away last winters snow lingering on the trails.

There appears to be a significant high pressure system moving in by the weekend, with hot temperatures well into next week. Alpine rock routes will no doubt take several days to dry up, and you can expect rockfall as the snow melts. The new snow will also make the crevasses harder to see on glaciers, although the bridges in general are still quite good after a snowy winter.

Of course low elevation rock climbs will certainly be dry :)

Enjoy the high pressure!

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