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Old 04-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Terrible day. The scene around the splitfest HQ was down right heart sinking. Thoughts to those who lost their lives and those who were invloved.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #32 (permalink)
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CassMT it's too soon to say what they did. It was a fairly large group. Six involved, it may have been larger to start. They were at the splitfest so I am sure stoke was high. There will be a detailed report from the CAIC soon enough.

That drainage, Sheep Creek has slid several times before. I believe there was a serious accident back there early in the last decade. Around 05 or so.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I was refering waay back to the comment about groups etc, by the time i got it typed there were 10 posts in between, no idea about this incident, just came out wrong, agree on all points...

Really awful news...and i'm headed out to hike right now, 6" fresh, i'm gonna playing it beyond careful today
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #34 (permalink)
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7NEWS - 5 snowboarders killed in avalanche by US 6 Loveland Pass - Local Story
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #35 (permalink)
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This is sad. My mom called me because she was worried I was involved. I had no idea about this because I left early yesterday from A-basin and went to sleep. Then I went to work. I seldom ride Loveland Pass, but did either Monday or Tuesday. I took just a few runs. There were visible slides that were set off from avalanche control that day. It was very busy too.

At A-basin I got a little worried when I looked over what cornices I wanted to drop at the Zuma Bowl. I thought it looked sketchy, especially with a large group standing on them. I am wondering how 5 people were taken. Maybe a cornice broke. I always thought people were suppose to drop in one at a time in the back country.

I don't know who were involved, I have not heard any names yet. I hope I don't know them. I know many people who ride up there on the regular. The pass is popular and The Basin was crowded. There were probably a lot of people out there yesterday. Many probably left from the Basin because the crowds were too much.

All of the casualties had beacons from news reports I read.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #36 (permalink)
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the reports out so far are saying that they remote triggered the release from below.

everyone speculating and mmqb should stfu and frankly, stay out of this thread.

there is a very very high chance that people who use this board or other online snowboarding/splitboarding sites are involved in this - there could very well be people who are friends with the victims or first responders to the event checking these kind of threads for releases of information.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I know I talked with one of the victims when I ran into him on Cameron pass earlier this season.

RMS, this should serve as a wake up call to you.

I don't think we had any forum members involved in this, but also don't have a complete list either. It is very possible we lost some members.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #38 (permalink)
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there is alot of crossover on this site from splitboarding.com members - most of them just don't post much.


remember that when you're posting in a thread like this: the victims friends and/or family members could easily be reading what you are writing.

the backcountry snowboarding community is growing, but still a small and intimate group - this event will effect many people.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Shred I have a few names of those involved/killed. I haven't gone through and searched emails yet as I just don't want to know. I know too much already. I am waiting for the official release of names before I figure this out.
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They released the names of the people killed in the slide on the news.

They were from various places in Colorado. My condolences to their families. I never like hearing about avalanches.
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