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Author Topic: Avy close call  (Read 616 times)

MAmedic

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Avy close call
« on: March 05, 2011, 07:18:47 PM »

A skier had a close call on Gulf of slides 3/1/11.  He triggered a slide that was quite substantial in scale and is lucky he wasnt killed.  He and his partner were the only ones on the GOS that day, otherwise his actions could have killed someone else.  Be safe folks

http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14017
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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »

I saw this mentioned in Jeff's weekend avi update; thanks for the T4T link.

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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 09:11:58 PM »

All the Monday morning quarterbacks were out on T4T. ::)  Just another reminder to be honest with yourself when decision making.
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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 01:14:02 PM »

jeez-louise... could have easily been a recovery. lots of snow up there.
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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 09:15:46 PM »

I'm working with the victim to draft up a case study/incident report to use in future avalanche courses and will post the summary of the incident here when it is finished.
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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 12:51:27 PM »

For anyone interested:

http://davidlottmann.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/gulf-of-slides-accident-report/

Special thanks to the victim for graciously sharing his experience with the rest of us.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 12:59:36 PM by DMan »
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Re: Avy close call
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 07:37:01 PM »

thanks for the write up.  Really interesting write up and good information to know.
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