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.
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.
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.