Friday, March 11, 2011

Go Early

As all alpine climbers know, one of the best things you can do to improve your safety margin and the likelihood of you finishing your climb is to start early. The same applies for backcountry skiing, particularly in spring. Leave early, get your runs in while the snow is still dry, and finish early before one (or both) of two things happens: the snow turns to elephant snot (and skis like elephant snot) and/or the avalanche hazard increases dramatically.

The snow is getting wet, time to pull the pin

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