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Old 03-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default And scary tree well rescue

Sorry if it was posted before..... no risk here for lack of snow, but be careful out there.

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't seen this one yet. That shit cray.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Holy crap! I'm amazed that guy was conscious when the reached his head. He was under a lot of snow.
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I'm glad that has not happened to me yet, I'm pretty claustrophobic. I've been stuck under trees in deep snow which is a bitch to get out of, I couldn't imagine the shit that goes though your head in that situation.

I hope they bought him a few rounds!
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Looks scary as hell... He was lucky his friends were there...not like me...riding alone most of the times.
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I hope they bought him a few rounds!
Shouldn't the buried dude be buying rounds for the guys that dug him out?
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Ya'll know it doesn't even have to be a tree well. When the snow is like that...bottomless, just doing a header or a turtle and you can be in the shitter.
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Holy crap! That is nuts!

I was caught in a tree well a year and a half ago in Canada, but not nearly as deep as that dude. I still had to be rescued by a guy in my group. These things happen so fast that you dont see it coming at all. The snow packs in and it becomes a struggle to move at all. Scariest thing that ever happened to me.
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Looks scary as hell... He was lucky his friends were there...not like me...riding alone most of the times.
Yeah, I'm almost always alone when into the bad stuff. And I've been stuck before/wiped out and called for help to no answer. We usually just say we'll meet at the base of the lift if we get split up.

Maybe I'm ignorant but I think that'd be a lot less likely to happen with our dry light powder? Even several feet of it on top of you weighs almost nothing. I have ended up in a couple streams though and that could get dicey.
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Ya'll know it doesn't even have to be a tree well. When the snow is like that...bottomless, just doing a header or a turtle and you can be in the shitter.

And even this particular one wasn't at the base of a tree, just a clear line through a heavily forested area.

That's why it's good to ride in trees with threes. One guy digging out or missing seeing his buddy go down adds to the risk.
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