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|01-21-2013 06:04 PM|
Agonising avalanche rescue caught on camera
I have two points I found were pretty stupid. No gloves, and no shovel handle? Otherwise, I thought it was a valid effort, the guy survived.
And my god woman.
|01-14-2013 04:02 PM|
Originally Posted by binarypie View Post
|01-14-2013 03:44 PM|
Ah but you do own the gear wolfie. That is my point. 99% of the people who don't also haven't put the time into learning. There isn't an avalanche I out there worth taking that doesn't require you have the gear in some fashion.
I tour alone frequently in the winter. I still bring my basic gear regardless. If I get buried, yeah that is going to such and I'll probably die. At the very least when rescuer's come to find me, a transmitting beacon will make their job easier, exposing them to less danger. The more likely scenario is that I'll come upon a rescue situation where by having the gear I can assist.
|01-13-2013 10:06 PM|
I think the trick here is to focus on how to recognize when to turn around and go find some other place to ride.
You guys keep debating technology designed to save your life when the most important thing is to not end up in that situation to begin with.
Yes, if you play the game long enough you will need these tools in one way or another. However, in those cases having anything is better than nothing.
Be smart. Be safe. Have fun!
|01-13-2013 06:45 PM|
|linvillegorge||Yep, killclimbz is right, the air bag shredding incident I was thinking of was down in T-ride, not Tunnel Creek.|
|01-13-2013 09:46 AM|
|killclimbz||It was definitely the Telluride accident Linville is referring to. Airbags are great to have, but again, no guarantee. In fact sometimes it makes it worse because it keeps you on top of the snow pack. Being on top means that you can pick up more speed. A couple of people in Europe have been rocketed off of cliffs because of this.|
|01-13-2013 09:44 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
You can make choices after the fact about if you need it or not. If you don't own this gear, then the fact is you don't know what is safe or not. I don't know anyone with training that doesn't have this gear. I stand by my statement.
|01-12-2013 05:01 PM|
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
|01-12-2013 04:58 PM|
|huckfin||some of u people are unbelievable... unless you have saved someones life you are in no position to judge... pathetic|
|01-12-2013 04:26 PM|
|linvillegorge||Just point out to them that one of the skiers killed in the Tunnel Creek avalanche was wearing an airbag and deployed it correctly. The trees shredded it. They may protect you from a burial, but trauma might still get you.|
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