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Old 02-06-2011, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Odd day on Seymour yesterday.

First, one death:

Snowshoer dies after fall on Mount Seymour

I remember the commotion when this was going on, although at the time I didn't know what was causing it. When park staff run snowmobiles full speed through the runs, something's up!

Second, I saw a snowboarder slide down a 60 degree slope. The guy'd been walking along the edge of the slope carrying his board -- I think he was checking out a jump or something. He steppd on some ice and over he went. Hit a tree part way down, grabbed another tree. Snow patrol had to lower him a rope and let him down the rest of the way. There was absolutely no traction on that slope. I don't know where the board ended up.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not familiar with that area. did the man fall off a cliff?
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If you mean the snowshoer, I get the impression whatever he went over was pretty steep and pretty deep.

If you mean the boarder that I saw, it's not a cliff. It's something like a 45 to 60 degree slope between upper Northlands and Velvet Gully. It's actually rideable when it's covered in snow, but right now it's an ice crust. It's about a hundred feet down where he went over, with about a dozen trees scattered on the slope.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah our local hills are brutal right now ... i might as well bring skates and skate down the damn thing
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