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killclimbz 10-09-2012 10:52 AM

ESPN Avalanche Awareness Series
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Good on ESPN for trying to shed more light on the subject. Backcountry riding/skiing is all the rage these days. The vets around here know how bad it can get in a nanosecond.

ESPN has a dedicated section in regards to avalanche safety, and stories about them. Looks like a new article once a week running through November. The first one is about all those lost last year. Sad read. There are lessons to be learned for the n00bs and us vets alike from the tragedies. It's part of the game. Learn from the past to avoid mistakes in the future.

Check it out.

Avalanche fatalities are at an all-time high. What can we do to put an end to the tragedies? - Action Sports Topics - ESPN

linvillegorge 10-09-2012 01:43 PM

Wow. They put a lot into that. Really cool.

DrnknZag 10-09-2012 10:05 PM

Very cool for ESPN to do something like this.

That first article really hits home and brings back a lot of emotion about February 19th. That was a tough day up at Stevens.

NWBoarder 10-09-2012 10:30 PM

Pretty much one of the best things I've seen on ESPN in a long time. I'm looking forward to the rest of them.

killclimbz 10-10-2012 08:04 AM

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That Tunnel Creek avalanche was rough. It shook everyone up in the snow sports world. During my week of riding the backcountry on Stevens Pass, we'd pass the pick up spot below the Tunnel Creek run. Gave me chills every time.

killclimbz 10-17-2012 05:46 PM

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Second Article is up. Good read.

Why are more people dying in avalanches? - ESPN

cjcameron11 10-18-2012 06:19 PM

Great read!

killclimbz 11-01-2012 09:21 AM

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Next one is up. Should be of particular interest for you resort riders.

Litigation involving inbounds avalanche fatalities on the rise - ESPN

surferbum21 11-01-2012 01:18 PM

thanks for posting! i've been wanting to get into some serious BC riding over next few years and do a helicopter drop as soon as i'm ready.

snowvols 11-01-2012 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by surferbum21 (Post 533335)
thanks for posting! i've been wanting to get into some serious BC riding over next few years and do a helicopter drop as soon as i'm ready.

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