AST Courses run smoothly despite COVID. Across Canada, there were a record number of AST students, over 13,000 in total. KAC ran Zoom for all classroom lessons and field sessions were held with social distancing. Normally, close to half our students come from the US, but the Canadians came through to fill the courses.
Early December surface hoar leads to Holiday season cycle. It seems like there is often a weak layer that gets established in early December. This year was no exception. A cold clear period in early December grew surface hoar.
Mid-January surface hoar leads to early February cycle. Another surface hoar layer led to an avalanche cycle in early February.
Tour to the border: I was supposed to meet up with a former AST 2 student who lives on the US side of the border, but his snowmobile broke down. Instead, I did the tour a few days later with my buddy Jim.
The Purcells! I joined a couple friends on a week-long trip to a rustic hut in the Purcells in late March.
10,000 feet! I have come close to surpassing 10,000 feet (3,000 metre) of climbing in a day. Last spring, it happened on a beautiful bluebird day with my buddy Steve Omischl.
3% to climate