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Don't miss Mark and Janelle Smiley at the Beartooth on Thursday, Nov 16th for the Annual CNFAIC fundraiser!! This husband-wife duo has spent the last seven years climbing the “50 Classic Climbs of North America”. Their presentation will feature incredible footage and stories from four of their journeys – a ski mountaineering expedition to Mount Saint Elias which took them from sea to summit to sea; climbing Denali’s Cassin Ridge; climbing Middle Triple Peak in the Kichatna Range; and climbing Moose’s Tooth. They will talk about overcoming fear, trial and error, second and third attempts, courage, stubbornness, commitment and finding bliss. Tickets are $25 and will be available starting Oct. 24 at the Bear Tooth website and box office.
Turnagain Advisory
Saturday, November 18th 2017
Daily advisories will begin the week of Thanksgiving if there is enough snow! A very thin snowpack exists in our forecast zone due to High pressure that has dominated the region for most of November. An inch of snow was recorded on Thursday at Turnagain Pass and another storm is moving through our region tomorrow, Sunday. Right now the weather forecast is calling for a few inches of snow (2-5") to fall before the storm tapers off early Monday morning. Another round of High pressure appears to be following this storm, but stay tuned for an update Monday morning.  Even though the current conditions are best described as variable and thin, there is still enough snow to warrent caution when traveling in avalanche terrain. Should you venture out this weekend pay attention for any obvious c …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Tuesday, November 7th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Summit Lake weekly summaries will begin December 2nd. For the most up to date snow and avalanche information, please check the Turnagain Pass advisory page and the observation page. Information can also be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages (Facebook link in the upper right corner and Instagram: @chugachavy). …
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