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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -300' -92 m
High: 12,205' 3,720 m
Low: 11,905' 3,629 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 33% (18°)
Max Slope: 33% (18°)
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Avalanche risk for Apr 21, 2019: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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Minor Issues 15 days ago See History
Crusty, Windblown, Hardpack, Icy - 10:30 am 4/7/19, conditions were not favorable. Skiable, but difficult. Beware large and hard chunks of snow on apron

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A short but sweet descent of one of the last remaining glaciers in RMNP, in one of the park's most beautiful settings.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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In typical winter and early spring conditions, the Tyndall Glacier is very prone to slab avalanche conditions. There are regularly fresh crowns and avalanche debris on all sides of this cirque.

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Tyndall Glacier is a 1500' long run down one of the last remaining glaciers in RMNP. The slope angle ranges from low 30 degrees to up to 50 degrees. While climbing up the glacier is an approach option, the easiest and most scenic option is likely the Flattop Mountain approach.

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