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Old 03-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know if this made its way to SBF, but I came across it on TGR. Like WOAH!



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Old 03-25-2011, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This was on Sierra a couple of months back. Creek beds are just as bad as tree wells,especially in deep snow. That and these guys had no backcountry gear what so ever and obviously no avy sense. Dude is super lucky his friends that his friends did have sense enough to know he was in deep shit.

Anytime you are riding around a creek bed, this should be a worry.
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Thanks for posting. Scary stuff.
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While watching this I was amazed no one had a shovel. I am unsure if they were out of bounds but stupid to ride out of bounds w/o proper gear.
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Supposedly the person caught in this posted this video at Sierra or I guess it's Trusnow now. He stated that he was riding in the bc with his friends. So that is the only reason I say that.
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Holy hell. He had to have seen his life flash before his eyes. He was in there for a while.
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that's crazy. a skier was just found dead head first in a tree well at my home mountain and now this. i'm really starting to think twice about riding in the back country even in bounds. i always ride backcountry with a partner but i don't have any avy gear like shovels and radios and such, kinda freaks me out cause i've fallen feet first into a few tree wells....
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that's crazy. a skier was just found dead head first in a tree well at my home mountain and now this. i'm really starting to think twice about riding in the back country even in bounds. i always ride backcountry with a partner but i don't have any avy gear like shovels and radios and such, kinda freaks me out cause i've fallen feet first into a few tree wells....
A partner is not going to do you much good if you guys don't have the gear and knowledge to go with it. About all one of you can do is call for search and rescue which means you are retrieving a body. No live rescues in that scenario. Ever. So if this scares you that's good.

Plenty of resources to get you started, and I would recommend quitting your bc riding habits until you have at least taken a basic avy awareness course. There are just too many traps out there for the untrained eye. Fortunately they are easy to avoid, but if you don't know you don't know.
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I didn't realize this was a creekbed, you definately need to be careful of that because there isn't a true base. The post said they were BC and yes, IDIOTIC if you're riding without a shovel. I must say, I may start riding with my pack and shovel nonstop, for practice and for pratical purpose.
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A partner is not going to do you much good if you guys don't have the gear and knowledge to go with it. About all one of you can do is call for search and rescue which means you are retrieving a body. No live rescues in that scenario. Ever. So if this scares you that's good.

Plenty of resources to get you started, and I would recommend quitting your bc riding habits until you have at least taken a basic avy awareness course. There are just too many traps out there for the untrained eye. Fortunately they are easy to avoid, but if you don't know you don't know.
yeah i think this is a good wake up call for me, i don't consider the riding i do dangerous, it is in bounds and mostly already tracked out, but there are certain precautions that must be taken if the unthinkable happens. i like to think i have a good sense of danger but events like this put it into question and make me think what if...

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