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Old 11-23-2013, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seven skiers killed in Japanese Avalanche

Damn. This is just horrible. Unofficial is the first I have seen on this.

Seven Skiers Die in Japanese Avalanche (UPDATED with Photos & Video) - Unofficialnetworks.com

+++ vibes to the friends and family of the deceased.

Looks like a pretty high risk area.

ETM, Dreampow, maybe you guys can fill in a little more info about the area and all.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sad to hear. RIP to the victims
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is all over the news and internet in Japan. Details still emerging - as usual here, they try to manage the information flow.
Tateyama is closer to dreampow's neck of the woods, rather than where ETM and I usually set up (Hokkaido), so he might know more.

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes this is bad news.
I know someone who has been skiing there and have not had a reply in almost 24 hours.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Group of seven and a classic terrain trap. The snow they got was super heavy too so it would have been loaded to the max.
Couldnt have been my mate, he would never get into that situation.
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Fingers crossed that you are right ETM. As of the last fews years we've seen "experienced" skiers do things that no one thought they would with Tunnel and Sheep Creeks.

We've been seeing too many of these group accidents as of late.
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sucks that people had to die. 7 people is too large of a group for the bc.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Prayers to the families of the victims. Hope that everyone would have a safe season. RIP...
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Terrible...... Vibes to all involved.

From the clips I've seen, that zone looks like a complete cluster. The slope next to the one that slid was very tracked. Waaaaaaaay more people than I would want to put myself around in the backcountry IMO. I'm wondering how all 7 could be exposed at the same time....
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My mate is alive.
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