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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – November 22, 2014

In Conditions Reports, Eastern Sierra Ice Report, From the Range of Light & Fast by Howie SchwartzLeave a Comment

Howdy ice climbers! It’s been a while, how have you been? It’s fall and we have emerged from a bit of a cold spell. It is no surprise that we receiving inquiries on ice conditions. We are excited about it too, but this is the time of year when options are limited and young ice is at it’s most fragile. In Lee Vining Canyon the Chouinard Falls has a bit of climbable thin ice. We don’t recommend people to go there …

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Alpine Conditions Report – Mt. Whitney – June 12, 2014

In Conditions Reports, From the Range of Light & Fast, High Sierra Alpine Report by Neil SatterfieldLeave a Comment

Current conditions on the East Face and Mountaineer’s Routes, from June 11th, 2014. Here are the current conditions for Mt. Whitney.  We just finished a successful East Face trip!  We were able to complete both the climb and the descent without using ice axe or crampons.  You would now be able to avoid snow completely on all routes.  There is still ice on Iceberg Lake but there is plenty of open water.  We had some afternoon thunder snow, so pay …