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|04-02-2012 07:50 PM|
Originally Posted by Casual View Post
|04-02-2012 07:36 PM|
I have a friend who is working in Panorama this winter, he was riding the exact same area 40 minutes before this happened, emailed me today pretty shaken up and counting his blessings he wasnt caught up in it.
It happened in an out of bounds area called Jesse's monster which is beside the Taynton Bowl.
|04-02-2012 06:43 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
All the reports say they were out of bounds, so I have to imagine they kept hiking around the bowl past the OB line to get some fresh lines, stupid move! Nonetheless its kinda crazy that I was just about in that same bowl. The difference is... I would have stayed in bounds.
|04-02-2012 02:36 PM|
|ThunderChunky||How did it release? Not triggered immediately by them then, right?|
|04-02-2012 02:29 PM|
Originally Posted by ThunderChunky View Post
the woman had won the trip through a contest
|04-02-2012 12:49 PM|
|ThunderChunky||So.....does anyone know what actually happened?|
|04-02-2012 10:52 AM|
Some more relevant news...
Search resumes for possible victims following Panorama slide - 660News
The article's a little unclear but it sounds like they were out of bounds at Panorama.
|03-26-2012 01:57 PM|
i know i get pretty mad when someone is SUPPOSED to be watching my back and I get injured because of it, or when some dumbass goes out of his way to injure me.
but then again, were I anywhere near a big mountain I would be well aware that it was a life and death situation and that it could easily happen and that no one was going to save me from my fate, should an accident happen.
i feel for the deceased , this type of shit is damaging to those who survive as well. nobody @ fault.
|03-26-2012 12:54 PM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Yes mother nature can catch up with you, but I think it's healthy to try to learn from the unfortunate mistakes of others. And yes, dying in an avalanche is an unfortunate mistake because there's always the option to NOT go at all. Again, not trying to blame any one person or party, just saying it doesn't hurt to armchair analyze these incidents.
|03-26-2012 12:16 PM|
And I agree with that. I also think that most avalanche centers do a pretty good job of recording the facts. Almost all of CAIC's reports have details as to what went wrong. A few reports don't have a lot of info, mostly because there was no one else around except the victim. Sometimes the surviving members of the party are unwilling to talk which leaves a report lacking information. Still, almost every season I pick up a pearl of good information to be wary of from a report about someone other group's tragedy.
I don't know what this heli ski operation was doing so I am not passing judgement either way.
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