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M_Six
02-05-2008, 05:32 PM
Good thing one of them knew what he was doing. (http://tinyurl.com/ys3xpz) :eek:

Anyone know these guys?

donnellyvj
02-05-2008, 06:12 PM
Sounds kind of cool (not that they got lost)! lucky they were perpaired and had some training.

Bill O
02-09-2008, 03:49 PM
They said the snowstorm was unpredictable and unexpected. Hmm, any record of the observer's forecasts?

Brad
02-10-2008, 06:40 AM
Sunday morning at 5:00 AM the Conditions page said slight chance of snow showers.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1125/photos/1/1002902/5846179/20080203_050522_conditions-vi.jpg

KD Talbot
02-10-2008, 04:51 PM
I'm not passing any judgement here, but in my mind they were out pretty late in the day. The story is vague about when they started, when they left the summit and exactly where they were. Lucky they were well prepared.

KDT

donnellyvj
02-11-2008, 12:33 PM
What kind of snowhole do you think they built??? Or what would be the best method in the situation they were in? Considering they most likely only had a winter day-pack.

Bill O
02-11-2008, 01:48 PM
What kind of snowhole do you think they built??? Or what would be the best method in the situation they were in? Considering they most likely only had a winter day-pack.

Sounds to me like they dug a hole in the snow. Seems like the right thing to do in the this situation. Getting shelter as quick as possible without overheating is very important. Building an igloo or some other contraption would take too long, not to mention its not very easy.

Cover the ground with pine bows to help insulate. Put on all your clothes, climb into your backpack and hunker down for the night.

Steve M
02-11-2008, 03:02 PM
I would think that a deep snow drift over the krummholz would be an ideal place for shelter, even though it would be bad for the plants. It's good to hear these guys were able to find shelter and weather the storm.