Observation: Other Regions

Location: Portage

Route & General Observations

Avvy came down on us twice while climbing Dreams of Brown Moose in Portage.
First run lasted about 30 seconds, no chunks, felt like very heavy spindrift.
We began getting out of there as fast as possible, got caught a second time
when almost out of there. With chunkier stuff.

Upon returning to the truck the temperature had risen 15 degrees since we
arrived, and 5 inches of heavy wet snow had fallen.

Forecaster note –
This ice route is a popular early season climb. Check here for more information:

Here is an account of serious injuries caused by an avalanche on the same route in the 1980s