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Old 12-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Expert skier, but not an expert at reading avalanche terrain.

That is a huge problem as I am sure most know in this thread. Double black diamond riding ability, not even green circle avalanche knowledge. Bad mix. I was that guy at one point as I am also sure most of you were.

I know Bruce Tremper says "all the avalanche experts are dead" but that is not totally true either.
He actually lists that last quote in the few myths he disspells right near the start of the book. That along with the part he mentions about one's riding ability usually grossly overshadowing one's snow science knowledge...

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Old 12-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Early Ups has a solid write up from one of the people in the party involved. Sad accident.

Small gripe. The Author saying they have Level 1 and 2 avalanche certs. There is no such thing. The class is not a cert. There is no pass fail component. All that taking a Level 1 or 2 course does is guarantee that you slept through it. There is nothing certified until you take a level 3. Hopefully you did a little more than sleep through the class of course.

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