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DrnknZag 12-20-2012 11:55 AM

NYT Article on Tunnel Creek Avalanche
 
Part one:

http://projects.nytimes.com/2012/sno...t=tunnel-creek

KIRKRIDER 12-20-2012 12:00 PM

chilling.................

killclimbz 12-20-2012 12:11 PM

Good article, though I am starting to wonder how much can be written about this avalanche. Tunnel Creek is turning into a water shed moment of sorts. Anything that helps raise awareness is about as good of a thing that can come out of this tragedy.

walove 12-20-2012 05:31 PM

article is good

i've thought the same thing....
it is a good example to the resort access group of bc users which seems to be rapidly growing and increasingly advertised to. It is also a good example of group dynamics with groups of any experience level, especially some comments in the espn article. I think the public views it differently when a group with more experience gets caught vs the unaware. Seems like there is more about tunnel creek than the Manaslu avalanche. Mt climbing is viewed as extreme skiing powder is having fun.

SnowRock 12-21-2012 11:43 AM

Wow.. that is pretty well done by the Times in terms of using interactive, multi-media features. Tough read

schmitty34 12-21-2012 01:42 PM

Man, just read the whole thing.....tough read, but very well done.

cjcameron11 12-22-2012 05:06 PM

It is an amazing read, it just stuns me how so many experienced people can still get caught up in the allure of fresh powder. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and it seems that quite a few people knew that the group was not in the best position and maybe shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Still really sad and hopefully as others have said this leads to more education and less tragedy.

AdamBQ 01-07-2013 11:44 AM

Did anyone else notice the one guy take his transceiver out of his pack to go into search mode?

killclimbz 01-07-2013 12:03 PM

Yeah, I noticed that. Bad form for sure, but at that point, I am not really going to critique people who had to deal with such a horrible situation.

cjcameron11 01-08-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamBQ (Post 562420)
Did anyone else notice the one guy take his transceiver out of his pack to go into search mode?

What did he do? i must have missed that.


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