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WasatchMan 11-14-2011 01:45 AM

Jamie Pierre killed in avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
 
Skier or not, this is so sad :(

All those warren miller films, those insane cliff jumps in jackson and utah...


Avalanche near Snowbird kills professional skier | ksl.com


Please be safe guys.

WasatchMan 11-14-2011 01:49 AM

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The 39-year-old triggered the avalanche at 2:30 p.m. while snowboarding in the South Chute in Gad Valley. The slide swept Pierre off a cliff, while his partner was uninjured. Pierre likely died from trauma, as the avalanche did not bury him
News: Jamie Pierre Dies in Utah Avalanche - Snowbird, UT, United States, Teton Gravity Research Blog post

Jamie Pierre Killed in Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah Today

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WTF!?

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The Utah Avalanche Center reported the depth of the soft slab was 14 inches to 20 inches and ran 150-feet wide. According to the UAC site, neither Pierre nor his partner carried rescue gear or had formal avalanche training.

IdahoFreshies 11-14-2011 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by WasatchMan (Post 437938)

dam that is very sad. That video in the blog link is killer.

Sick-Pow 11-14-2011 02:23 AM

Hey is the Snowbird off limits when closed?

vibes, very sad.

marlo_df 11-14-2011 02:53 AM

Very Sad news!

Condolences to his family and friends

killclimbz 11-14-2011 08:12 AM

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I find it hard to believe that Jamie Pierre didn't have any formal avalanche training. He's been filming in the backcountry for years. Pretty sure, due to the guides and others he's been out with, he's at least been through basic avy awareness. Regardless, it looks like a lot of bad decisions by lots of people in Wasatch yesterday. Unfortunately it took the life of one of the more entertaining snow athletes around.

RIP Jaime.

hikeswithdogs 11-14-2011 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 437987)
I find it hard to believe that Jamie Pierre didn't have any formal avalanche training. He's been filming in the backcountry for years. Pretty sure, due to the guides and others he's been out with, he's at least been through basic avy awareness. Regardless, it looks like a lot of bad decisions by lots of people in Wasatch yesterday. Unfortunately it took the life of one of the more entertaining snow athletes around.

RIP Jaime.

12 reported human caused slides on the same day he died and 2 large natural slab slides, so yea no a good day to be out riding in uncontrolled areas.

snowvols 11-14-2011 09:57 AM

We have a super shitty weaklayer right now and if you don't know avy skills I wouldn't get out in it. They closed Alta yesterday a little early to uphill since there were I think 4 slides inbounds with one resulting in a broken femur. We need a big storm to flush this layer.

Snowbird and Alta are not closed to traffic early and late season, but they HAVE to be treated like BC. There are tons of people stomping around without gear which is silly, but this isn't the thread to talk about that.

This is a tragedy for sure and vibes to his wife and kids.

Here is the preliminary report from Kowboy.
Accident: Gad Valley 11/13/2011 | Utah Avalanche Center

TexassSnow 11-14-2011 10:41 AM

RIP Jaime, his gopro commercial was the bees tits, and he was an amazing athlete.

killclimbz 11-14-2011 11:08 AM

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I've created a thread to discuss early season dangers, decision making, and what ever else. So please leave your condolences here, but let's not douche up this thread with criticisms and words that can be seen as insensitive and hurtful to friends and family who might find this.

Leave that to the thread I created. Be respectful please.


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