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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Avalanche Near Golden BC Kills Alberta Snowboarder.

It happened Friday just outside the Kicking Horse boundary. From other news reports I've read, it sounds like rope duckers without avalanche gear or training. Senseless tragedy!

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Yeah, friend of a friend. It's a tragedy, but such a preventable one.

They were using checkpoints as their only method of safety. No snow study, no gear, and ducking a rope in a 4000 acre place with 4 bowls of controlled terrain. It's horrible, but so preventable.

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I was perusing some of the photos unofficial put up. It just sucks. Hard to tell but far lookers left looks like there may be a fair number of tracks. Just outside of the slide path. Could just be snow sluff point release type stuff. Good sized slide regardless.

Looked like one hell of a terrain trap at the bottom too. Definitely trees and it looked v shaped. The terrain is rather large. It is probable that it didn't matter that he had gear or not when he chose that slope.

The next two months are the killing season for avalanches. Not surprisingly we are seeing accidents start to ramp up more often now.

Dude lost his life, his friends and family are hurting. RIP.
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Here is a picture of the slide.



You can see that this would be a pretty rough one to get caught in the middle of. Big, scary line. Not so sure you would see the dangers approaching it in a slack country manner either. At least until it was too late.
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Here is a picture of the slide.



You can see that this would be a pretty rough one to get caught in the middle of. Big, scary line. Not so sure you would see the dangers approaching it in a slack country manner either. At least until it was too late.
anyone know where this was? To the north of Fuez bowl?
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Here is a picture of the slide.



You can see that this would be a pretty rough one to get caught in the middle of. Big, scary line. Not so sure you would see the dangers approaching it in a slack country manner either. At least until it was too late.
holy shit what a nasty trap... it just deposited half that hillside into the ditch. flat. judging by the pic and how steep that roll goes it would have done it really really quick too.

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Yeah, friend of a friend. It's a tragedy, but such a preventable one.

They were using checkpoints as their only method of safety. No snow study, no gear, and ducking a rope in a 4000 acre place with 4 bowls of controlled terrain. It's horrible, but so preventable.

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damn dude.. so sorry.
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Gross... That actually looks like the bottom of the Fuez bowl which is an inbound permanently closed area accessable by lift and very tempting... And ya it's just a big steep that piles into a ditch. I know they are saying out of bounds but there's not very much detail on where it actually happened.

I hate hearing about this shit, he was from my City too although I don't know him. I feel for his family and friends. RIP.


Edit: According to one article they were on the T2 mountain, if you look on a trail map that's the far left. You would have to hike over Terminator to get there, doesn't say where on that mountain they were though.

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Condolences

Here is a more personal article with a few more details. It puts a face to the cold hard data and gives you the human aspect. This kind of things really serves as a reminder to not take chances and venture beyond the controlled terrain without the gear and training; even then, make conservative decisions.

Sympathies to friends and family.


Shane Schroeder, left, and Alex Lee were snowboarding out of bounds at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort when Schroeder was killed in an avalanche.
Photograph by: Schroeder family, submitted , Schroeder family, submitted


Alberta mourns snowboarder who died in avalanche in B.C. backcountry
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That picture is gnarly. Steep, into a ditch, and huuuuge
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Avalanche Near Golden BC Kills Alberta Snowboarder.

Think it's otherside of t2

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