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post #11 of 112 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 08:24 PM
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I am going to let both threads fly. This is a horrible day. I think the discussions about this event are going to be valid. Keep it classy. 5 people are dead. Regardless of what happened, the price paid was too high.
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This is horrible. I was up there Tuesday and I was sketched out and called it after two lines arouns 2 PM. I hope the best for all surviving family and friends who are affected by this, especially any SBF folks. May you find peace.
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Dang, makes me think about my decision to splitboard every time, and every time i think to myself; this could be me. I sincerely hope that where ever you go after life, its snows alot. Kind of like your own little private baker? Oh god.... I feel for them all.

I must ask, was there anyone involved that's from SBF?
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Driving back from Vail today we were like why the fuck is Loveland pass closed (wasn't snowing and roads were fine).

Condolences to do all the families affected by this.

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It seems like every big disaster I hear about occurs when there are huge groups involved. I'm getting into splitting next year, so this is a total amateur hour observation, but that's what it feels like.
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It seems like every big disaster I hear about occurs when there are huge groups involved. I'm getting into splitting next year, so this is a total amateur hour observation, but that's what it feels like.
Big groups result in various kinds of heuristic traps. Ian McCammon has a great article on the psychology of back country travel that I would recommend to anyone. For example, he found that "people who travel alone or in groups of 6-10 appeared to expose themselves to significantly more hazard than groups of four or groups of more than ten." Although he can't tell us why.
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Big groups result in various kinds of heuristic traps. Ian McCammon has a great article on the psychology of back country travel that I would recommend to anyone. For example, he found that "people who travel alone or in groups of 6-10 appeared to expose themselves to significantly more hazard than groups of four or groups of more than ten." Although he can't tell us why.
Got a link? Or is it easily googleable?
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Oh man. What a nightmare. To see lives cut short like this is gut wrenching. May their families find peace.
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We lost some really good guys today. This is going to rock the snowboard industry.

And yes bamfb2 you should find it on google easy enough.
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