Can you back-up or elaborate on your statement about the snow rangers not having “practical” knowledge?
What I wrote is: "Look at the reference: it is from the avalanche center and I critic them to have an accademic knowledge of the problem, not a pratical knowledge"
I said the avalanche center
: the goal of it is to avoid that the rescue wet out and that people take lion head when they state that the avy danger is any thing bigger than low. At least, it is the feeling of a lot of people. In some recent post, some change occur in the report. It will take some times before the climber get accostumed to it. Most of the time, the guy will say one thing and will be in the cliff when it is fun (condamn by the avalanche center) in the west. That contradiction is obvious to those who climb in high activity situation, with a good background. I never saw you up there Dman
I hope that the time where the "fire insurance saler", shouting at loud to sold insurance
that your 100 years old house will burned because you use a fire wood for all those year, is finished and that we are going to have good story, like some of papy and SA, to show that we can have close call in Mt Washington, but that is better to relly on your own judgment and friend to get out of a situation that going bad than to call the rescue...and that you have to plan and train to be able to selfrescue yourself. Am I in danger: the avy danger is low...check... This is stupid
In academic situation there is always a disturbing guy in the class who said I know every thing about hoar ice...I know every thing about metamorphism and used the theory of the methamorphism to explain hoar ice. This is not a deep understanding of the problem and metamorphism and hoar ice (particularly this year) happen every where.
What is a deep understanding of the problem: you are not stupid because you make a mistake. You are on your bike with your feet clip on the pedals...you saw a beatutifull women, but really beautifull, you wave at her...forget to remove your feet from the clip and fall down to the ground. Althought you feel miserable, it is because all your attention was concentrated on some thing important that you made a mistake, not because you are stupid.
In central couloir accident, the guys was filming and wanted a better angle. They just made a mistake.