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post #12 of (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Avalanches are something to be chicken about. They are about as dangerous a thing as you can deal with out there. Weather may be the only thing more dangerous while out in the backcountry.
It's funny because as I was driving into Banff today I saw a line that looked spectacular. A big open ridge with good snow coverage, unfortunately above it is a cliff, and below it is a very sharp valley/waterfall/cliff.

It's VERY accessible from the road, and I imagine if I scouted it out there's a way to hike up and probably back down once at the bottom of the bowl.

I would love to hit it one day, and many of the other lines I spot while in and around the Canadian rockies. But until the time that I get plenty of avalanche training and plenty of time spent with people that have the competence to safely be in the backcountry, I have no right to be there...

Looking forward to the day that I do!
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