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runcle
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Nov 11, Muir failed attempt too windy!!
« on: 11/11/14, 09:12 PM »

The forcast brought brilliant sunny skies but as expected, wicked winds above Pan Point foiled any further attempts to get in any descent skiing on the glacier. I have never experienced winds on Rainier or anywhere else as high. We were constantly buffeted by 60 to 80 mph gusts knocking us off balance and sometimes to our knees. Darn dangerous climbing even with crampons.

We saw a couple of skiers without axes or crampons slide tumbling helplessly on ice; fortunately without injury.



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Re: Nov 11, Muir failed attempt too windy!!
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/14, 10:04 PM »

Inversion up to Camp Muir where the winds possibly die down before the normal lapse rate starts occurring and it gets colder with elevation to the summit.  Obviously due to the huge frigid East flow flowing over the cascades which must be somewhere in the region of 8000 ft in height??  I'm sure the soundings would tell the same story.

TEMPERATURE AND WIND FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.

                       TUE    WED    WED    THU 
                     NIGHT         NIGHT       

SUMMIT   (14411 FT)      7      8      9      7
                      N 30  NW 20   W 30   W 45

CAMP MUIR(10188 FT)     20     22     22     20
                      E 10   S 10  SW 10  SW 25

PARADISE  (5420 FT)     12     24     19     30
                     NE 35  NE 30  NE 25  NE 20

LONGMIRE  (2700 FT)     21     29     20     33
                      E 10   E 15   E 15   E 10
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Re: Nov 11, Muir failed attempt too windy!!
« Reply #2 on: 11/11/14, 11:06 PM »

Felt a bit old and wimpy for bailing at 10 today in the Paradise lot.  Now feeling very smart.
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