Another example of how bad the weather can get on the traverse above tree line. I have been above tree with high winds and zero visibility and it is not fun. It is especially scarey with kids because you become solely responsible for their well being. When the winds are blowing you off your feet and you can't see the next cairn your safety very much becomes what you have in your pack. As has been stated so many times on this forum ALWAYS BE PREPARED. It is great to see you were prepared for the weather and all made it across safely even with the horrendus weather. The croo at Lakes are great people.