03. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ugly side of a Wasatch Winter. · Categories: Avalanche News, Here comes the fuck weather!, High Altitude Rockstars, Real mtn life, ski touring

Early snow in the Wasatch is never a good thing and we definitely got it this season. That shit turns into Surface hoar and when a little weight drops on top; the curtain comes down. Take a look at a selection of recent avy photo’s shot by Mark White who spends winter as a observer for the Utah Avalance Forecast center;
12642574_771426192962385_7350898252678354607_nMother of god! a 3ft plus crown!

12644907_768480229923648_6716315561268911423_nVery popular Holy Toledo shot which was set off by a local helicopter ski outfit. This one slid as the 15th skier in the group was on it!

12645222_771449836293354_1419166915086967634_nCan you say “Ripped to the fucking ground!”? I knew you could……

12670087_771775036260834_589301449329373085_nNotice how this one covered up existing tracks? Just cause others have skied it doesn’t mean shit.

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Wind drift cracks a propagating!

All of the above shots are of man eaters! Back Country skiing is something that must be approached with a lot of respect or you will end up dead.

20. April 2015 · Comments Off on Snow plus Dirt equals…………. · Categories: Avalanche News, no snow in Ut, Real mtn life

15454_659274147510924_1962433164663345601_nSNIRT. Photo Credit: Mark White.

(All Pedal n Pole Photo’s are shot on a Canon G1x.)

AVALANCHE WARNING ยป

Dangerous avalanche conditions are occuring or are imminent. Backcountry travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Notice:

THE AVALANCHE WARNING CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND FOR ALL THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH. THIS INCLUDES THE BEAR RIVER RANGE, THE WESTERN UINTAS AND THE WASATCH PLATEAU. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS HAVE EASILY OVERLOADED A WEAK AND FRAGILE PRE-EXISTING SNOWPACK RESULTING IN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. UAC

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