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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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NYT Article on Tunnel Creek Avalanche

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

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Wow.. that is pretty well done by the Times in terms of using interactive, multi-media features. Tough read
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Man, just read the whole thing.....tough read, but very well done.
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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.

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