Norway trip April 7

Observer(s) Location: Report #:
Mode of Travel: Complete Report Date/Time: Orig Report Date/Time:
Snowmobile   04/11/2011 1:56 PM 04/11/2011 1:26 PM
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Red Flags:
Recent avalanche activity
Roller balls


Above picture is Keith's best attempt at a snowprofile clammering around on a wet slab slide (photo 2) that turned a 90 degree corner and traveled down a terrain trap. In springtime (anytime really) terrain traps are just bad news. Get a look at the old runnels from the rain that occurred about a week before this picture.

Victor has some photos of the Cornicopia avalanche HERE.

Fun day of socializing with WAH clients and getting some valued input from Zobott on possible improvements to our avalanche center website.

Type: Soft slab
Aspect/Slope/Elevation: ° slope on a aspect at ft elevation

Snow & Weather
Sweyn Wall (rear) following WAH clients into camp.
Before the slide this appears to be an innocent looking easy access route to the bounty of snow above. What do you think now?
WAH Lead Guide Mike Zobott creating a very realistic rescue drill clinic 'on-site' before clients begin their stay in the mountains.
New Snow / Snow Surface
Avalanche Activity

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Type of Avalanche: 

Soft slab

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Location / Route

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Sweyn Wall traveled in to Norway for a USFS requirement. I tagged along to check out the snow and observe recent avalanche activity. We snowmobiled from the end of plowing to the Cornicopia townsite area and skinned in to the Wallowa Alpine Huts complex.


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