Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Climbing, a mountain, Canada.
Interest: climbing and spraying
Both Iago and Zoa have avvy prone terrain near the summit. Without proper training, CONSIDERABLE is not a good time for someone of your experience level to go near either one.
Q: would you be able to recognize a hazardous area other than by steepness? You mentioned the pipeline road but it's not usually where the problem is. Can you dig a pit,or identify a weak layer if you do?
Q: do you carry probe, beacon and shovel with you and know how to use them?
Q: would you be able to search for and/or rescue someone buried if you were out there and came across the aftermath of an avalanche?
Q: if, by not knowing enough and venturing into avvy terrain, would you want anyone else to have to endanger their life to search for or rescue you if an unrecognized avalanche slope failed with you on or below it?
If the answer to any of these is "No", don't go.
Also the forecast has deteriorated, no more sunshine.