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Old 03-05-2008, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Jesse Bringham's Last Ride

Jesse (a snowboarder)was one of two people killed in the East Vail Area. One of his friends was filming with a helmet cam and has now put together an impressive video showing what happened that day. In the end you find out Jesse chooses a line just a few hundred feet from the line they had discussed doing. It cost him his life.
Check out the video here.

RIP Jesse.

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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very sad.


RIP brother...
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's why I hardly touch BC. That run they came down didn't even look that bad (videos don't always do justice though) but was still very capable of stealing a young life. RIP and everyone always be careful.
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^^^Backcountry definitely has it's dangers. A wise choice if you haven't been trained on how to evaluate and travel in that terrain.
Jesse was obviously not that backcountry saavy. Not to point fingers at him, he paid the ultimate price. Just what I observed in the video. The skier was giving directions from the get go. Jesse and the other guy did not see the dangers signs he was pointing out to them. Jesse's choice to cut in from where he had ridden beyond the others looks to be the bad choice. You saw where they were able to get the snow to react by kicking it loose. Hence the reason the skier went down what had already slid. When Jesse cut across to get into that line he must have hit a sweet spot and that was it. I would have liked to see the slide, but considering what happened I am satisfied to go with an educated guess.
Avalanche danger was rated moderate on that day. So it was a fairly normal rating for people to be out in.
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Bummer. Always a risk involved. Thats part of the beauty of Mama nature; she can get grumpy real quick and lash out for seemingly no apparent reason.

At least he went cruising a pleasure zone with friends.

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