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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #75 on: December 21, 2015, 05:26:31 AM »
Climbed Odell Sunday with Mike Pelchat. We made the approach up the Auto Road catching a ride with summit shift change. Down Central, up Odell, out Lion Head. We had a few inches of snow Saturday, but hiking is still very boney. I bet today (Monday 12/21) would be nice up high. 50f forecasted later this week.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #76 on: December 21, 2015, 09:07:11 AM »
It's been pretty cold the past couple of nights and days. Ice has been forming on the Mountain with Odells and Pinnacle being climbed on Sunday. I would also well imagine that there is climbable ice in Tucks. That said, it appears we will be getting rain and much warmer temps starting on Tuesday, so all bets are off for the holiday weekend.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2015, 02:58:48 PM »
Taken yesterday by Matt Bowman:

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2015, 09:37:14 AM »
In case folks didn't already know :)...

Did a southern presi traverse yesterday and took a good look into the ravines. Nothing up there.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2015, 10:33:01 AM »
Did a southern presi traverse yesterday and took a good look into the ravines. Nothing up there.

not surprising, considering the temps the past few daze. however that is about to change quite dramatically over the coming week. right now it's 36 and sleeting, but it's going to get quite cold starting on Monday with 5-10" of snow expected on Tuesday. it won't take long for things to firm up I would think.

stay tuned...
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2015, 12:30:42 PM »
Looks like we're into winter, at least for the minute! It's been in the upper teens to low 20's all day and snowing, for the first time this season! I was talking to Marc Chauvin this morning and he was concerned about the stability of the snow on Mt Washington for Wednesday, but was hoping for things to be more solid by Thursday in the upper elevations.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2015, 01:05:38 PM »
I was up in Tux with my AIARE I class yesterday. There wasn't much for the new storm to fall on, so it looks like last night/today's storm is going to lay down the foundation for the nascent winter snowpack. The wind had shifted from N to S - so the new stuff will be deposited accordingly.

Several folks were climbing the rapidly growing ice. One group went up hillman's (and said it was great), another left of the open book (the book itself was running a ton of water) and up toward the lip, and another left, right of the chute. Left of Left looked fat.


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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2015, 04:32:48 PM »
good news... the only question is about what the layers will do. Chauvin believes there are some possibilities of avalanches after an event like this. we'll see what the Rangers have to say tomorrow.
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2015, 04:34:20 PM »
This is from the Avalanche Center Report:

This is an updated early winter informational statement. We’ll continue to monitor conditions closely and will issue a General Bulletin or Avalanche Advisory when the likelihood and consequence of avalanches increase.

We have been paying attention, for sure, but Mother Nature has not been cooperative in getting this winter underway. Today (12/29) we are experiencing a winter storm across the entire region, which certainly makes it feel more like winter than it had been feeling. This new snow will have an effect, but prior to it there was only about 1″ of snow sitting on the ground. Seriously, the total snow depth on 12/28 was about 1″. Aside from a small isolated patch of snow at the top of Left Gully, there was nothing that resembled a snowfield. So in essence, we are still waiting for enough snow to fill in the ravines to warrant issuing our first General Bulletin.
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2015, 10:43:05 AM »
I'm sure it was wildly different on Mount Washington, but southern NH got an "everything but the kitchen sink" type of storm.  At one point it was an accumulating deluge of ball bearing ice pellets(about an 1.5"). My trucks are glad that one is over!

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2015, 05:03:44 PM »
i hope all you pointy footed. axe wielding weirdos are happy now   :-*

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2016, 07:50:34 PM »
MUR is reporting that someone was buried and rescued in Tuckermans today.  Anyone have some info?
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2016, 08:09:49 PM »
Posted on Facebook this morning, all I have:
2016-01-17 13:29:00 | NH | SARGENT'S PURCHASE | AVALANCHE | TUCKERMAN RAVINE | AN AVALANCHE IN THE CHUTE WITH 6 INJURED REPORTED AS MINOR INJ'S, CREWS WORKING | NEFA1

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2016, 08:47:36 PM »
I wonder if that is related to all of the cop cars that I saw flying up Route 3/93 this evening on my way back from Frankenstein. Must have seen at least 6 or 7 flying north with the lights going around 5:45/6.

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