Ouch. That sucks. It's always unfortunate to hear of an avalanche injury or fatality, but it especially sucks when it's people who have done their due diligence. There are a ton of idiots out there, especially on Loveland Pass, so I assumed it was one of the uninfolast- not that it would necessarily make the situation any better. Just goes to show that bad things can happen to anyone, regardless of knowledge and experience. Any bad decision in the BC can be your last. What's even crazier is that there hasn't been any recent snow. The vast majority of avalanches that catch people come on the heels of a recent significant snowfall.
God speed to the deceased. At the very least at least his friends and family know he went doing something he loved. Many live being afraid to die, but the one who live well live life to the fullest.
Last edited by linvillegorge; 12-06-2010 at 09:56 PM.