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Thread: Death sucks: Don't be that guy
01-19-2012, 10:15 PM #51
Sending this one to the topBe careful about buying snowboard goggles for skiing. Snowboard goggles come in right eye and left eye (for goofy-footers) dominant models. This can make it hard to see correctly when skiing because you are facing straight down the hill, not sideways.
01-19-2012, 11:25 PM #52
I cannot even go outside to get gas, or park at safeway without wearing my stud finder.
Fuck, when is this going to end? I already shredded the webbing on my impromptu harness for my stud finder, and now I have to get more batteries. It kept beeping while I was trying to sleep. Kept me up all night.
What to do? What to do?
01-20-2012, 12:12 AM #53Registered User
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every gambler knows that the secret to survivin is knowing what to throw away and knowin what to keep.......
01-20-2012, 01:10 AM #54
01-20-2012, 01:33 AM #55
Since we're all doing the link to avy website thing:
www.avalanche.org has all the us regional forecasting places on one big map of the country. They didn't even forget AK like every other map you see.
Edit: ok fine. No Canada...
01-20-2012, 03:27 AM #56
Crampedon is buying me and Miriam dinner.
01-20-2012, 04:56 AM #57Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
01-20-2012, 08:53 AM #58
It is scary back there Lindahl. I wouldn't touch it with your dick with this new snow coming in.
A good report on what the snow looks like back there right now. http://eastvailinstitute.com/...shit show
Rumors of remote triggers all over the place that are inspiring people to turn around.
Last edited by GoldenBear; 01-27-2012 at 08:30 AM.
01-20-2012, 05:16 PM #59
01-20-2012, 06:17 PM #60
Stay safe out there. Been re-reading my copy of snow sense.You are the mission Bob.
01-21-2012, 10:11 PM #61
On a related note, a lot of these avalanche forecasting guys rely heavily on donations.
Several are way behind their normal donation levels for this time of year with the low snow, but they're still forecasting either way.
Not affiliated with any of them myself, but maybe make sure you throw a lift tickets worth of cash at them to keep the forecasts coming. I'm sure lots of people here already donate but if you didn't know they need the cash, now you do...
01-21-2012, 11:45 PM #62
01-22-2012, 04:21 AM #63Registered User
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01-22-2012, 06:21 AM #64Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
01-22-2012, 07:58 AM #65
Don't blame me I voted for JoJoDon't Blame me, I voted for JoJo
01-22-2012, 09:33 AM #66
Last edited by b0ardski; 01-22-2012 at 09:46 AM.embrace the gape
01-22-2012, 11:53 AM #67
At Crystal Mountain WA, yesterday I got beat up by a very small slide (in bounds) off The Throne into Campbell Basin.
When the slide hit, I double ejected and rag dolled. I wasn't buried. Afterward, I got my gear and skied away from the slide zone. I have sore knee, but otherwise fine.
This is happening in bounds, and my beacon was in the car. LFMF.
01-22-2012, 01:01 PM #68
Checkout eastvailinstitute.com for observations in the vail bc it is meant to be a supplement to caic.
01-22-2012, 04:44 PM #69
VAIL, Colorado — A skier died Sunday after being caught in an avalanche in a closed area on Vail Mountain, authorities said.
The skier was a juvenile, said Jessie Mosher of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, adding she did not yet know his or her exact age, name or gender. The call came in to authorities at around 1:30 p.m, Mosher said.
The avalanche occurred on Upper Prima Cornice, which is a double-black-diamond run on Vail Mountain, said Don Dressler, snow ranger for the U.S. Forest Service's Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District. The area was closed to skiers, Dressler said.
“There were two in the party skiing together,” Dressler said. “One was able to ski for help. When Ski Patrol was able to respond, that was when they started to perform CPR.”
Vail Mountain reported 9 inches of new snow as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The avalanche danger for the Vail area is currently rated as high.
“The weak snowpack will not be able to handle this new load,” today's report for the Summit-Vail area by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said. “Human and naturally triggered avalanches are very likely today. You will be able to trigger avalanches from remote distances and from low-angle or even flat terrain. You need to use extra caution near or below any slope approaching 30 degrees.
01-22-2012, 05:00 PM #70
I fell in a tree well at Stevens on Wednesday.
I was maybe 50ft away from my partners. 50ft is too much. You might as well be alone.
Being pitched backwards towards a tree well was one of the scarier things that has ever happened to me.
I was lucky that I was able to grab on to a branch and then reach one of my bindings to unstrap. There was no way I could reach the other binding. I never thought that would be a problem, as I am pretty flexible (can touch my fists to the floor without flexing my knees).
I got out of there, but it was a close call. Too close.
I made it to the bottom and my friends were there waiting with that "should we be getting worried" look on their faces.
We talked about trying to stay in better contact in the trees, but it's just not realistic if you want to let it rip.
Moral of the story: Don't fall.
01-22-2012, 05:09 PM #71
RIP is right.
Be careful! Warn kids, watch CAIC, say a prayer and cross your fingers.
No more solo's out EV please boys, don't want to read anymore reports!
Shoot for Zero sidecountry avi deaths for 2012!
01-22-2012, 09:15 PM #72
That solo near-death ski cut of old mans on that fucking eastvailblogbullshit is a life burned too - those fuckers are a CAIC incident report waiting to be read.
Also picked up this gem on UAC:
Originally Posted by Utah Avalanche CenterNo, the real point is, I don't give a damn
01-22-2012, 09:31 PM #73"We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch
01-22-2012, 11:03 PM #74
"I was happy to have flushed Old Man’s" -EVI
01-22-2012, 11:25 PM #75
“The weak snowpack will not be able to handle this new load,” today's report for the Summit-Vail area by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said. “Human and naturally triggered avalanches are very likely today. You will be able to trigger avalanches from remote distances and from low-angle or even flat terrain. You need to use extra caution near or below any slope approaching 30 degrees."
this sounds brutal for Colorado right now.Terje was right.
"We're all kooks to somebody else." -Shelby Menzel