I just don't get why people are trying shit that they should know are not good lines to hit right now, i mean i really want to get into BC when i have the skills i believe that will allow me to ride safely, BUT even now with no experience i could see that was not a great option considering the warning signs, snowpack and terrain choice.
As said i don't think it was "staged" but i do think it still looks funny somehow
This is not a staged slide. This is back in the Montezuma basin. I have no idea what decision making that led these people to believe that riding those lines was a good idea. They obviously lack a serious amount of training and knowledge. Nothing in the avy report indicated that riding alpine terrain was safe. I believe this entire group was semi pro.
She is very lucky she got to walk away from this relatively uninjured. From what I've heard, a snowmobiler back there got a broken femur for his efforts. It is unclear if it was avalanche related, but that is the going theory.
I wonder if they would have chosen that line if they didn't have airbags? Putting an awful lot of faith in the system. If this continues, someone will die with their bag inflated. Which will pop eyes and overall will be a good thing. It sucks that it's going to take a life to get ijits like this to understand the risk they are taking.
My fear for avi's are great and a pack isn't a guarantee....
Maybe I respect and fear avalanches more than most but having a pack has changed me none
I completely know what you mean, but I guess with me sometimes my level of risk is higher than others. I guess it stems from the fact I have no wife or kids, so I have no one depending on me to come home every night.
Went touring Saturday and there were some people putting down lines I thought were rather dumb. People will generally always push the boundaries. Looks rather bluebird there and still some freshish snow on the ground so they might have had powder fever.
Here is a photo I took Sunday of some steeper terrain right before these guys dropped in. You can also see other lines people went off. What's the aspect of the 'zuma bowl?
There is no doubt that the airbags work and work very well. Especially if you have open terrain to slide out on. The thing is, if you have to activate one, you've already made huge mistakes. I have yet to see one avalanche accident that there were not warning signs to tell a person that maybe they should have not been there. Some obvious, others not as much. Regardless, there is always a clue.