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Avy Deaths in Australia

Pretty sure most of you wouldn't know about this, in fact most people in Aus wouldn't know it but one confirmed dead and another still missing in the back country of Victoria. Two experienced and well equipped snowboarders seem to have been caught in a pretty big slide just off of Mt Bogong. One man was found under 4 meters (12 ft) of snow.

Anyway thought I'd put it up here as it is pretty unusual for us to have avy deaths. Mountains are ripe now with 1.5 meters in the last 2 weeks it is still a bit shaky.

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Emergency crews find body in search for missing snowboarders

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Yeah terrible news.
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Horrible, condolences for the family.
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Unfortunately the second guy has been found buried in the same debris pile.
The mountain is steep and ends in a huge terrain trap, the above average snow falls we are having this year is making lines that are usually safe quite dangerous.
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Unfortunately the second guy has been found buried in the same debris pile.
The mountain is steep and ends in a huge terrain trap, the above average snow falls we are having this year is making lines that are usually safe quite dangerous.
Yeah just saw that, i haven't been to that part of Bogong but the parts i have 4WD'd in is really hairy, got some super steep and rugged terrain up there.

Really sad news, one of the guys is a teacher at a school I've worked at. I never met him but have mutual acquaintances. Hope his wife stays strong as he has a little kid.

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Terrible news. Stay safe people.
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Unusual snow causes unusual avalanches. It can be tough one to realize. Horrible situation. RIP.
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Such headlines always give me a shiver... It's horrible. Stay save down there!
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