ACMG Mountain Conditions Summary for the Rockies and Columbia Mountains September 11th, 2020

Summer is back in the valleys and South faces up to treeline but in the High shady places there are some transitions going on.

Last weekends snow is to be expected to linger on the glaciers, North facing alpine and probably just to the West and East of North in the alpine. Even in the trees in Kananaskis country this week it was slow to leave shaded glades below treeline and there were remnant small cornice above 2800m.

The left over issues will be some wet alpine rock, morning verglas, the new small cornices and the possibility of weak skinny bridges over crevasses.

But, the weather forecasts look good so get out there and alpine social distance!

Larry Stanier
ACMG Mountain Guide

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