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CONDITIONS UPDATE- OCTOBER 6, 2018

Over the previous few days 6"-18" of snow have fallen on the Tetons above 9000 ft.  With the fresh coat of snow and cold temperatures, early winter conditions will remain for the forecast-able future and probably carry into the actual beginning of winter.  All alpine areas will have some snow, ice, and verglas.  

10/10/18


10/6/18

FALL UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Although conditions remain warm and dry, climbers and hikers should be prepared to deal with changing conditions, including:

  • Snow, ice and verglas in shaded areas, especially on north and west aspects above 11,000 feet
  • Freezing overnight temperatures. On average, temperatures drop 3 degrees for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
  • Shorter days- usable light until 7:30-8:00 pm.
  • Rescue operations can be limited by reduced staffing, severe weather and limited helicopter use. Consider your climbing objectives carefully and be prepared for self-rescue. 

Specific route condition updates will be limited as we transition to fall and staffing is reduced. This Homepage will continue to provide periodic updates on general Teton Range conditions.

CONDITIONS UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Most of the snow and ice from the August 28th storm has melted from the upper elevations. Expect mostly dry conditions on southern aspects. Pockets of snow and ice can still be found on northern and western aspects above 12,000'. Climbing experience and familiarity with the Teton Range will determine the need for ice axe and crampons.

CONDITIONS UPDATE - AUG 31, 2018

The past few days have provided snow melting and changing conditions after an early storm. Conditions in the high mountains remain challenging, although climbers are successfully summiting. In order to safely and successfully climb routes currently, climbers should be ready for significant snow and ice remaining in shady areas and chimneys, despite exposed areas being clear and dry. Depending on skill and experience, this may warrant climbers carrying boots, ice axe, and even crampons.

South side of the Grand Teton from the Middle Teton. 8/31/18  

Middle Teton from the Enclosure. 8/31/18


Owen-Spalding from the Enclosure. 8/31/18