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Blanca in Winter - 12/29

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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby sevenvii » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:17 pm

PM Sent. I think I may be able to make this work.

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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby SHmids » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:28 am

ETA and Muldoc, thank you for sharing your experiences at Lake Como this past weekend. It seems it was just not the weekend for those summits! Muldoc, great pictures in your link :)

Good luck to everyone headed down this weekend! Successful summits and safe returns to all! Happy New Year :-D

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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby ClayDishman » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:21 pm

Good luck....the next several hours!!!!

Please provide some info/pics of LB if you can. (I.e. avalanche conditions/snow fall)
Attempting wk of 1/13

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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby geojed » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:35 am

ClayDishman wrote:Good luck....the next several hours!!!!

Please provide some info/pics of LB if you can. (I.e. avalanche conditions/snow fall)
Attempting wk of 1/13

If you are attempting LB via the SW Ridge you don't have to worry about avalanches at all right now at least. (Conditions may change with snow storms between now and your climb.) We climbed it yesterday and ditched our snowshoes about 15mins into the hike and never regretted that decision. There were several 2ft drifts in the trees near treeline but once above treeline the ridge is mostly windblown. The Mama Bear Traverse is in great condition right now too. I'll be posting a trip report sometime this week.
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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby Matt Lemke » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:04 am

Great job to everyone yesterday! Looks like you all had a successful ascent of Blanca. I'll echo what Jed said, the mama bear traverse was in great condition and snow was hardly a factor. Just be comfortable with exposure :P
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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby ClayDishman » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:19 pm

To all those that had a great time...good job!
Thanks for the info regarding LB.
Any of you on the SW ridge, did you notice the conditions of the hour glass?

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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby Matt Lemke » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:31 pm

Here's a pic!
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Re: Blanca in Winter - 12/29

Postby ClayDishman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks for the pic Matt... that speaks volumes! Although its probably dumping up there right now, I at least know there is enough in the chute.

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