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Old 01-20-2011, 02:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
killclimbz
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I hate to keep talking on this one, but there is a lot that can be learned here.

CAIC has their preliminary report out.

CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

He was riding in the exact area that I thought he was. From the report from his friend, sounds like the slide released from above the cliffs. Not a good scenario. Those cliffs have a convex roll and get very wind loaded. A trained eye would instantly see this.

Avalanches just don't care if you are an expert, novice, uneducated, superhero, dog, whatever. They will take anyone and anything out that annoys them.
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