CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

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Greetings follow climbers!

Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel site on Mt. Baker picked up a whooping 5.5” during this atmospheric river. Due to the intensity of the storm teams were not able to climb in the upper elevations across the state. This upcoming weekend, high pressure is expected to build with sunny skies and light winds forecasted.

Tahoma (Mount Rainier)Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) & North Cascades

Due to recent storms, teams were not able to climb on the upper mountain in these areas. Field reports across the state reported intense winds above 6k and heavy snowfall at Camp Muir and Baker Camp. With the fair weather returning we anticipate teams resuming to climb in all areas later this week and into the weekend. This will be a busy week, and we have many trips ready to launch- including trips on the Emmons, Kautz, and Muir Route on Tahoma.  In the North Cascades and Baker we will have teams on the Baker’s Easton Glacier and Coleman Deming Glacier, along with teams on the North Ridge of Baker, Mt Adams, and in Washington Pass.

Check back in next week for another update on conditions.  Thank you for following up our blog, and happy climbing!

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