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Thread: Avie Kills 2 in Lech....
12-21-2004, 01:01 PM #1
Avie Kills 2 in Lech....
3 people got caught in a slide off piste in Lech. 2 dead 1 lived. None were wearing beacons.
Link's in German......
edit....The third person, from San Fransisco died in hospital today.
Again, in German.....
Last edited by Hayduke; 12-21-2004 at 01:05 PM.
12-21-2004, 01:18 PM #2
I spoke to some family in St. Anton Sunday and they got a meter in the village. They had nothing before so I'm sure conditions were/are prime for some major avi activity.
12-21-2004, 01:25 PM #3
12-21-2004, 01:27 PM #4You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
12-21-2004, 02:37 PM #5
The body of the woman, who had been skiing alone, was found buried in about 28 inches of snow. She carried an avalanche transmitter, which normally emits a signal to help rescuers locate people buried in snow, but it had not been turned on, police said.
12-21-2004, 02:45 PM #6Originally Posted by Superstar Punani
12-21-2004, 02:46 PM #7Originally Posted by Superstar Punani
12-21-2004, 02:49 PM #8
"The body of the woman, who had been skiing alone, was found buried in about 28 inches of snow. She carried an avalanche transmitter, which normally emits a signal to help rescuers locate people buried in snow, but it had not been turned on, police said"
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12-21-2004, 04:51 PM #9
Very sad. The no beacon/ having one and not turning it on are dumb/preventable.
The one gnarly thing about the alps is they have pow frenzy almost as bad as US resorts, yet most of it isn't controlled. I admit to having wondered a few times whether something was safe/controlled as 15 people are bombing the fresh right under the schindlergrat chair in St. Anton with a foot or two of fresh. Mrs. Comish and I are always skiing with our packs/beacons in the alps because of it and are adding avalungs to the arsenal this year.
You can't just stop and dig a pit as the masses are bombing into the pow. its a deferent deal than going BC in the US, yet it shouldn't be given the what you are dealing with.
Now having a beacon and not turning it on, Sad.
Psyched to see Austria gettin some as I will be there on ThursdayHe who has the most fun wins!
12-22-2004, 05:19 AM #10Originally Posted by comish
The area they control is so large also that I wonder if it is truly safe sometimes. I can think of at least two times when I have skied something that was supposedly controled and safe over there and had no problems during the run only to see the tracks taken out by a slide later in the day.
It is big mountain skiing, be careful always.
12-22-2004, 05:28 AM #11
A lot of Alpine resorts have invested in CATEX, which helps them control, but the only place I've seen blasting by hand was Les Arcs, and with all the explosives they put down they only manged to release some pretty small soft slabs, which is a good thing I suppose...
edgDo you realize that you've just posted an admission of ignorance so breathtaking that it disqualifies you from commenting on any political or economic threads from here on out?
12-22-2004, 06:09 AM #12
GAZ-EX is the daddy. If one of those things go off when you're nearby you know about it.
This one ripped out a huge slab that went crashing through the ice on Lac Blanc. Hundreds of tons of snow came down.
As a safety aside: When I was skiing with Brownmonkey and Mrs Roo in Lech last Christmas, we were the only people in the whole resort seen wearing helmets. Weird.
Last edited by bad_roo; 12-22-2004 at 06:17 AM.
12-22-2004, 07:56 AM #13Originally Posted by bad_roo
12-22-2004, 08:08 AM #14Originally Posted by backpack
There are also others which put dynamite on little cables that get sent round the system and dropped where needed (that's CATEX). My personal favourite is the 'avalancheur'
Last edited by edg; 12-22-2004 at 08:10 AM.Do you realize that you've just posted an admission of ignorance so breathtaking that it disqualifies you from commenting on any political or economic threads from here on out?