Climbing Conditions

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Columbia Icefield

Climbing Conditions

Widespread storm events through the Rockies have brought large quantities of wet snow from summit to VB after extended periods of drought. The rock was exceptionally dry and will have saturated deeply prior to freezing. Large rockfalls events have been witnessed, and should be expected as the deeply saturated moisture froze to valley bottom creating frost shattering. All overhead rock terrain should be treated with extreme respect. New snow should improve travel is some areas over the next few weeks. Wet loose avalanches will occur on unsupported terrain as we see rapid rises in temperatures over the next few days.

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These observations and opinions are those of the person who submitted them. The ACMG and its members take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or lapses in continuity. Conditions differ greatly over time and space due to the variable nature of mountain weather and terrain. Application of this information provides no guarantee of increased safety. Do not use the Mountain Conditions Report as the sole factor in planning trips or making decisions in the field.