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    :eek:

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    I've never heard of those.

    I've never heard of those.
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    Vail Ice fall Collapse

    Yesterday afternoon, I drove home from the front range. As I came down the West side of Vail pass I was looking up at the “Rigid Designator” (a big WI-5 ice climb, that I once did in my youth) and to...
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    RECCO Wristwatch band?

    Has anyone seen one of these?
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    Get there early. You might consider staying the...

    Get there early. You might consider staying the night before at the Westin hotel. Its next to the terminal.
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    Well, you have enough slope angle, a slab sitting...

    Well, you have enough slope angle, a slab sitting on a weak surface (looks like the ground is wet - sliding surface). The only question is what was the trigger?
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    See the reports.

    See the reports.
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    Here are a few comments. When I worked for CAIC...

    Here are a few comments. When I worked for CAIC there was a fatal avalanche accident on South Diamond Peak in December 1999. Dale Atkins and I were sent to do the accident investigation. A few years...
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    YES....

    YES....
  10. Thread: Hors Piste

    by Hacksaw
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    That is soooo funny.

    That is soooo funny.
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    The back bowls at Echo Mountain are highly under...

    The back bowls at Echo Mountain are highly under rated.
  12. Hay, it's poring in Seattle today, why not come...

    Hay, it's poring in Seattle today, why not come to the event?
  13. Thread: CSAW 2019

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    Yes, the presentation about the big avalanche...

    Yes, the presentation about the big avalanche cycle last winter was very interesting.
  14. A3 and 20 Corners Brewery, the night before NSAW

    https://www.facebook.com/american.avalanche.association/photos/a.378943307709/10157636218347710/?type=3&theater
  15. Thread: CSAW 2019

    by Hacksaw
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    2019 CSAW was a lot of fun. Saw a lot of good old...

    2019 CSAW was a lot of fun. Saw a lot of good old avalanche friends.
  16. Thread: CSAW 2019

    by Hacksaw
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    CSAW 2019

    Who's going to CSAW Friday?
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    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions

    https://www.heliskihistory.com/evolutions
  18. That's a hell of a deal.

    That's a hell of a deal.
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    My question is, can they use the current cable...

    My question is, can they use the current cable and just resplice it with a new section or do they have to get a whole new cable?
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    I did an avalanche talk at the RMLA (Rocky...

    I did an avalanche talk at the RMLA (Rocky Mountain Lift Association) meeting last May in Grand Junction. It was a 3 day conference with all sort of lift/ski area related talks and classes. Lot of...
  21. New study about the risks of heliskiing and snowcat skiing

    http://www.avalancheresearch.ca/pubs/2019_walcherother_riskinmechskiing/
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    Make sure to ask about how to get to the back...

    Make sure to ask about how to get to the back bowls....
  23. Glad to see nothing has changed in Boulder, while...

    Glad to see nothing has changed in Boulder, while so much is......
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    Thanks, I was wondering.

    Thanks, I was wondering.
  25. Accused Wilderness Snowmobilers Plane Lost in Pacific Ocean

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/accused-wilderness-snowmobilers-plane-is-now-at-the-bottom-of-the-pacific-ocean/
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    No, he could have been friends with Bill and...

    No, he could have been friends with Bill and Hillary.
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    Skeletal remains found in Back Bowls

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/searchers-find-skeletal-remains-in-vails-back-bowls-believed-to-be-missing-chinese-man/
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    Pepi Gramshammer dies at 87

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/eagle-valley/vail-legend-pepi-gramshammer-dies-at-87/
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    On their website the "contact" page doesn't...

    On their website the "contact" page doesn't work.....
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    Hello, I got one PM with some email addresses. I...

    Hello,
    I got one PM with some email addresses. I sent emails and have not heard anything. Can anyone help me out here?
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    Hello, Does anyone have a good High Res photo of...

    Hello,
    Does anyone have a good High Res photo of Hans Berg. It looks like he will be added the the American Avalanche Association's Memorial List. I'd like the picture for the A3 files and for an...
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    Very true.

    Very true.
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    CO Avy season claims 8 lives much to learn

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/colorado/colorados-avalanche-season-claimed-8-lives-experts-say-theres-much-to-learn-from-how-they-died/
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    Sorry to shit in your Cheerios Kirby. I know...

    Sorry to shit in your Cheerios Kirby.

    I know a lot of “dirtbags,” that have saved up to go heliskiing. Some ate just cheese sandwiches for a year to afford a heliski trip.

    If you want to do...
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    I almost forgot the other days (May 14th) was the...

    I almost forgot the other days (May 14th) was the anniversary of Didier Delsalle's landing of a B3 Astar helicopter on the summit of Mount Everest (29,029'). He held the helicopter on the summit for...
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    RIP, and may peace come to their families,...

    RIP, and may peace come to their families, friends and the S&R crew members.
  37. Thread: Not an avi

    by Hacksaw
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    What state are you talking about?

    What state are you talking about?
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    Powder - Heliski skis

    I would like to ask for suggestions about powder/heliski skis. I have been skiing on some Vokle 195 kuro skis for the last couple of years for powder and heliskiing. Vokle isn’t making them any...
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    Hummm.... Maybe you can get this for your...

    Hummm.... Maybe you can get this for your avalanche Poodle.....
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    Wowzzers!!!

    Wowzzers!!!
  41. Poll: No, their not comman. This was a panel discussion...

    No, their not comman. This was a panel discussion at an event not for survivors, but for patrollers/s&r/CAIC types.
  42. Poll: She said it at a "survivors/PTSD" clinic this...

    She said it at a "survivors/PTSD" clinic this past summer.
  43. Poll: One of the Sheep Creek avalanche accident guys...

    One of the Sheep Creek avalanche accident guys told his wife the same thing...
  44. Poll: I always tell folks to take their inclinometer...

    I always tell folks to take their inclinometer out a measure a lot of slopes to develope their terrain angle eyeballs. It's a good preseason training thing. Measure your garage roof. Every time you...
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    Yes, your correct. There is a link on the history...

    Yes, your correct. There is a link on the history essay to 8 mm movie footage of heliskiing in 1957. Check it out.
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    Tomorrow is the 71st anniversary of the invention...

    Tomorrow is the 71st anniversary of the invention of helicopter skiing; the best invention since Irish Coffee. ;-) Check out my heliskiing history website at www.heliskihistory.com
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    Live recovery with RECCO

    https://unofficialnetworks.com/2019/01/24/recco-saves-life-of-submerged-skier/?fbclid=Iw
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    Shovel = metal and big. The skimo folks have...

    Shovel = metal and big.

    The skimo folks have done a disservice to the BC ski community with all these tea spoon sized ultralight weight shovels.

    Probe = at least 3 meters long.
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    Yeah, I HIGHLY doubt -34

    Yeah, I HIGHLY doubt -34
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    If you want a physical copy you can buy it off...

    If you want a physical copy you can buy it off the A3 website. www.americanavalancheassociation.org
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