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Authorities: 5 people buried in Colorado avalanche - CNN.com


Cnn just posted this but 5 people are buried. Rescue crews are on their way.
I hope everyone makes it out ok. Sending positive vibes and well wishes.



Edited to add: I hope that no one from this board were out there:(


There is already a thread in Backcountry travel. Mods can you merge the 2 or how do I delete this one?
 

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5 confirmed dead from my recent understanding.... Very sad. That's 6 in a few days up here

The one that went on vail pass was a deep slab and very strong. I'm guessing this one was just as bad.
 

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damn man thats is sad news. anything good happening in this country. seems like nothing but bad news the last couple of week.

R.I.P. shred that pow pow in heaven for us.
 

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They were all attending a splitfest promoted by Snowboarder Mag.

The Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering kicks off tonight - Snowboard Magazine

I chose to do my own thing at Bert. Loveland Pass is not great for splitting, I don't know why it wasn't held at Berthoud Pass. Which has plenty of dangers. So don't read this as it should have been there. This is bad, really bad. There are going to be people involved in this that are well within six degrees of separation for me. I can't stop crying.
 

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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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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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