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Bill O
02-16-2008, 04:20 PM
Does anybody remember when they changed the winter route to its current location?

I seem to remember they moved the route after an avalanche destroyed the old route. Were climbers caught in this avalanche?

mk10
02-17-2008, 02:31 PM
They made a new, safer trail after a snow slide wiped out the old one. But a small group of climbers dismissed the new trail and chose to use the old route anyway. This group was inevitably caught in an avalanche.

Bill O
02-17-2008, 03:48 PM
They made a new, safer trail after a snow slide wiped out the old one. But a small group of climbers dismissed the new trail and chose to use the old route anyway. This group was inevitably caught in an avalanche.

Any idea what year that was?

climbabout
02-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Bill - it was sometime in the mid 90's - I don't know the exact year, but if I had to guess, I would say 95 or 96.
Tim

Bill O
02-17-2008, 07:06 PM
Bill - it was sometime in the mid 90's - I don't know the exact year, but if I had to guess, I would say 95 or 96.
Tim

Thanks.

I dug up some more information:

http://www.avalanche-center.org/Incidents/1995-96/19960105-NewHampshire.txt

The trail was moved because summer landslides had created new avalanche paths.

mocomedic
02-26-2008, 04:18 PM
My friends and I took the lions head route Febuary 07. From what I can recall it was the winter route but im not possitive. Anyway I was wondering if there are avalanche dangers on the current lions head route.