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Old 10-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Some of the PLB's have an international response. So it doesn't matter where you are at. Keep in mind though, you only turn it on when you need a rescue. We had a guy at Berthoud Pass that skied there without any avy gear and such. A well meaning friend bought him a PLB saying it was to help keep him safe from Avalanches. Dumbass thought it was an avy beacon and turned it on every time he went skiing on the pass. Which of course caused S&R to scramble. He was gone by the time they got there. This went on for about a month, until he forgot to turn it off one day. They showed up at his house and pointed out what a dumbass he was...
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AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHhahahahhahahahaha that is awesome
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Some of the PLB's have an international response. So it doesn't matter where you are at. Keep in mind though, you only turn it on when you need a rescue. We had a guy at Berthoud Pass that skied there without any avy gear and such. A well meaning friend bought him a PLB saying it was to help keep him safe from Avalanches. Dumbass thought it was an avy beacon and turned it on every time he went skiing on the pass. Which of course caused S&R to scramble. He was gone by the time they got there. This went on for about a month, until he forgot to turn it off one day. They showed up at his house and pointed out what a dumbass he was...
hooooly shit.


did he get a bill?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Nope, but he was a super dumbass. I found the article about it on the Denver Post here.

This actually went on longer and far more ranging than I thought. Two years. He used it in Crested Butte and many other places. I can't believe what an idiot he is though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Nope, but he was a super dumbass. I found the article about it on the Denver Post here.

This actually went on longer and far more ranging than I thought. Two years. He used it in Crested Butte and many other places. I can't believe what an idiot he is though.
Talk about being shamed. Is the BC community here in CO big enough to give him anonymity to hide? Just curious about the culture, I wonder if he had to return to the resorts or find somewhere else to go.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #46 (permalink)
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This guy has nothing to do with the BC community aside from going into the BC. I'm kind of surprised he wasn't an accident report actually. Although there are a ton of people out there without any knowledge or equipment in the backcountry. Generally speaking easy to hike out to spots. Rarely see someone on a big tour. They don't really interact much with the people who know what is up. I try to hand them a FOBP card and encourage them to look into education. That is about it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #47 (permalink)
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there is just soooo much wrong with that. in reality all of his bc partners are complicit - do they not do function tests before they step into the skin track??

do they not practice with their shit? ever?

if i was on S&R i'd be pushing hard for a lawsuit - to recover time and money spent chasing this idiot's signal, and to send a message to fools who cry wolf - intentional or not.

abject stupidity must be punished.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Shred, I have no idea who his partners where if any. It kind of sounds like he was a solo act. If he did have partners, they were also not versed in backcountry safety at all. I agree that there should have been some penalties here. Stupid doesn't shield you from consequence.
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ya don't worry if i get one i won't use it instead of my transceiver lol
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Nope, but he was a super dumbass. I found the article about it on the Denver Post here.

This actually went on longer and far more ranging than I thought. Two years. He used it in Crested Butte and many other places. I can't believe what an idiot he is though.
Oh man this guys should spend every weekend for the next 10 years volunteering to help local S&R teams do whatever they ask him to do...wax skis, pickup trash, make coffee, feed and cleanup after dogs, buy beer.........
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