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Old 10-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow. They put a lot into that. Really cool.
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Second Article is up. Good read.

Why are more people dying in avalanches? - ESPN
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Great read!
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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
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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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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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