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Date of Visit:
July 29, 2012
Start time:
11:05
Finish time:
12:25
Visit narrative:
Arrived 11:00 from Silver City - flight up the Slims River and landed on summit of Low Ridge near toe of Kaskawulsh Glacier. Accuracy +/- 11 feet (GPS). Small cairn on summit... (3 rocks - some sort of a record). Photo from one location. Lowered camera slightly on place C2 - and reshot all 5 images.
Weather narrative:
Clear in the early morning but some low cloud cover building over the area.. peaks obscured (conditions not ideal). Cool wind blowing off the glacier. Warm, strong southwest winds. Cloud cover building over higher peaks.
Temperature:
10.9°C
Wet Bulb:
N/A
Wind Speed:
20.0 km/h
Gust Speed:
28.0 km/h
Relative Humidity:
73.0%
Barometric Pressure:
839.0 hPa
Photographers
Eric Higgs
Field Note Authors:
N/A
Hiking Party:
Luke Copland
Eric Higgs
Rob Watt
Carmen Wong
Keywords:
cairn, glacier retreat, glaciers, herb tundra, Kluane, mixed forest land, perennial snowfields, Yukon