I've been reading a lot about this ...Many comments saying that Sheep Creek is known for being unsafe especially the past week or 2. I wonder why experienced riders would make the choice to venture into the area. This coming from people who regularly ride LL pass ( which I don't ) so I don't have much opinion nor experience in the BC to agree or disagree. Wondering what others think about this?
heres a example of what I have read
"The general consensus among regular Loveland Pass skiers is that Sheep Creek is a not a good choice most days of the year. I have skied around the pass countless times, ascended via car, boots, and skins, and in no way shape or form would I have skied – or recommended to ski – that area. There were many other options that day, from fun meadows to long and mellow north facing gullies off the divide.
To me, these individuals were not experts or experienced, at least in terms of skiing at Loveland Pass. I’d rather skin and ski in terrain that won’t avalanche, alone and without a beacon, shovel or probe, than expose myself to the types of risk these individuals did.
I showed my wife the terrain they exposed themselves to. She has 5 days of backcountry skiing in her back pocket. Her reaction? “Are you kidding me, why did they do that?”
This is not a harsh assessment. These individuals made decisions that directly lead to their death. We all need to be frank and upfront about this and make sure we do everything we can so it never happens again." comment from Kahn on Wildsnow.
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