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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:31 pm

I may be coming after all. We'll see. If the mountains are calling, my phone is blowing up. I can't wait to be on a summit again...
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby globreal » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:54 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Anyone climbing Cathedral?

Yes, I am planning on Cathedral on Saturday.

Anybody interested in climbing Thunder Pyramid on Sunday?
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:57 pm

Britt, still planning, tentatively, on Cathedral. Only three weeks away, but the spring avy danger remains impressive.

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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby giarcd » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:01 am

Even though I am older,fatter and slower this year-----I can not miss a chance to see old friends and meet new ones!! count me in

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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Let's watch the weather and avalanche conditions closely in the coming weeks, and please feel free to leave your thoughts on the subject here.

I'll likely make a decision the prior weekend (May 4/5) to keep the Gathering at Castle/Conundrum or move it to the poll runner-up, Shavano/Tabeguache. The standard approach to C/C crosses serious avalanche terrain and we've had one heck of a wet April. Just trying to play it safe.
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:02 pm

I have been holding off jumping in on this climb because of these concerns. MountainHikerette & I had already talked about Shavano that weekend.
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby ameristrat » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:02 pm

I certainly value safety. Is the danger on that slope under Malamute? As I recall, you'd pretty much be through the middle of the slope! I climbed in July though, so haven't seen the slopes in Winter / Spring.
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby forbins_mtn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:08 pm

what if we pushed the date back for the Gathering?

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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby globreal » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:25 pm

forbins_mtn wrote:what if we pushed the date back for the Gathering?


Are we not already seeing temperatures going in and out of the freeze/thaw cycle now? Don't you think conditions could stabilize considerably in 3 more weeks?
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby LuLuLuv » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:26 pm

Push it back!!! Of course this is all for selfish reasons, I can't make the current date!! :-D

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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby kushrocks » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:13 pm

Id like to see it switched to the Shav/Tab area as well just due to the constant recent heavy snow. I also think with that many people even if the snow pack stabilizes it wouldn't be the best idea to do Castle and Conundrum. My 2 cents.
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Re: 2013 Spring Gathering...

Postby forbins_mtn » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:32 am

globreal wrote:
forbins_mtn wrote:what if we pushed the date back for the Gathering?


Are we not already seeing temperatures going in and out of the freeze/thaw cycle now? Don't you think conditions could stabilize considerably in 3 more weeks?


of course i think they could. but there's just so many variables involved with this. I've never done a gathering but i assume there's going to be up to 20 climbers(which we all agree is lot on what could be unstable conditions), plus it's Mother's Day weekend. Just seems like a viable option to push it back and take care of some of these variables.

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