Y Couloir
01/29/2007, Pikes Peak

A fantastic alpine climb on Pikes Peak yesterday. Took 4 Colorado College students, Johny and Austin 2 of our guides and climbed this North Facing classic.

Great views, cold temps and deep snow kept us all happily moving.

Great job to all of the them.

01/22/2007, Pikes Peak

Just finished another AIARE L-1. We had a really motivated group, great snow and prime conditions to learn in.

As we toured yesterday we saw snow exceeding 4 cm an hour at times, followed by really cold temps. Aside from that we are able to get in a great tour and day skiing on beautiful Pikes Peak.

If you've not already done it, look to our next AIARE L-1 Feb 2-4, space is limited to 14 guest.


Glen Cove avalanche
01/09/2007, Pikes Peak

A signifigant wind event this past weekend, followed by a large amount of snow has created one of the largest avalanches on Pikes Peak in nearly 30 years. The road is closed above Glen Cove.

I went up today to view the damage done by this massive slide located above Glen Cove at an elevation of 12,300 feet. It ran on an old wind slab, had a crown fracture of over 600 feet, a depth of 120 CM at it's peak, and ran over 1000 feet. It went over the road and down through forest just below the hair-pin turn. It took out most of the trees in the gulley just to right of the Rock Gardens. I will post an official avalanche observation as I create it.

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