Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. This forecast is just one tool to help you plan a safe trip (if in doubt, turn around!). Always travel with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water, and be prepared to make your own assessment of travel and weather conditions. You should never visit the higher summits unprepared.
Medical and security emergencies can happen in the backcountry. Our Higher Summits Forecast sponsor Global Rescue can provide medical, security, travel risk, and crisis response services. For your next backcountry adventure, consider ensuring your safety by becoming a member with Global Rescue ahead of time.