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By Daniel S Parker
From Sandy Utah
Jan 23, 2013
Second ascent.

So my friend is pretty set on getting up some wasatch range peaks this winter, what peaks would you suggest as a good SAFE place to start? We of course are going to take an avalanche course, but i'd really like to get a feel for it before i start investing in all avalanche gear. Is this logical, or is everyone mid face-palm? If there is a relative link please post it here.
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By Andrew Gram
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From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 24, 2013
Andrew Gram

Grandeur, Olympus, Little Black Mountain, and other foothills peaks are pretty safe in winter - though it should be noted someone got caught in a slide on Antelope Island in that big weird storm a few weeks ago.

Don't even think about going up high peaks like the Pfeifferhorn without the ability to make avalanche decisions for yourself.


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By Daniel S Parker
From Sandy Utah
Jan 24, 2013
Second ascent.

Thanks Andrew!


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By Andrew Gram
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From Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 25, 2013
Andrew Gram

Note that not even Grandeur/Olympus are safe right now with the weird snowpack. I imagine we'll see wet slide activity on the foothills peaks today.


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