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    Vail Avalanche Deaths

    Saw this on FB:

    Hunter Schleper is in Vail, Colorado.

    Yesterday was a extremely heavy day out in the Backcountry... as our group of 6 were heading back to the trucks, we were notified by a...
  2. They probably want to sell the actual avy footage...

    They probably want to sell the actual avy footage to someone is my guess.
  3. 18-Year-Old Dies After Farmington Peak (Utah) Avalanche

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46706107/snowmobiler-dead-after-being-caught-in-farmington-canyon-avalanche
  4. ++vibes++ 18-Year-Old Dies After Farmington...

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    18-Year-Old Dies After Farmington Peak Avalanche

    The teen was wearing an inflatable backpack that “improperly deployed,” according to police; Dabb said a “couple dozen bystanders”...
  5. RIP David Goode (Skis):...

    RIP David Goode (Skis):
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46704911/founder-of-ogden-based-ski-tech-company-killed-in-roy-plane-crash
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    'Game changer:' New technology assists avalanche...

    'Game changer:' New technology assists avalanche search and rescue efforts

    “If we start getting more and more people with these RECCO chips, it cuts down significantly on our search times,” said...
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    There is a lot of research into finding cell...

    There is a lot of research into finding cell phones in the Europe SAR community. TOPR rescue in Poland had their first avy rescue last season where someone was wearing a beacon. Poland has one small...
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    Sounds like Silver Mtn. doesn't own a Recco...

    Sounds like Silver Mtn. doesn't own a Recco detector:
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/jan/12/recco-technology-helped-find-final-avalanche-victi/
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    While the backup isn't meant to be used without a...

    While the backup isn't meant to be used without a regular beacon, it shows how small you can go..310424
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    In the US there's a helicopter Recco unit in Salt...

    In the US there's a helicopter Recco unit in Salt Lake and one out of Whitefish (2 Bear Air - they used their unit in this rescue). If there's a reported burial in the Wasatch without companion...
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    From BeaconReview.com: All avalanche...

    From BeaconReview.com:
    All avalanche transceivers transmit on one antenna. However, the Ortovox 3+, S1+, and Zoom+ have a unique feature wherein they select which antenna they will transmit on based...
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    I mean removing snow and re-probing, not sure...

    I mean removing snow and re-probing, not sure about the cat. I heard she was buried 20 feet deep and located after the Recco hit from the helicopter? That's a lot of digging....
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    You can make a pretty small transmit only beacon....

    You can make a pretty small transmit only beacon. Look at the Pieps Backup:
    https://beaconreviews.com/Specs_PiepsBackup.php

    Recco is a pretty good solution for resorts and with practice you can...
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    Yup. Current ICAR probing recommendation: To...

    Yup. Current ICAR probing recommendation:
    To minimize search times, maximize survival chances and reduce risk to
    rescuers, it is recommended to apply the following procedure:
    1) With limited...
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    Your initial rescue 'strike' team is going to...

    Your initial rescue 'strike' team is going to have a person doing a beacon search and someone is going to start a Recco search when the unit get there, along with searching for obvious visual clues....
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    Been digging around for a new pair of everyday...

    Been digging around for a new pair of everyday soft snow touring skis for the with a modern shape and came up with a list of possible suspects. Trying to keep it 95-100 in the waist and under 1500gr...
  17. Thread: Volkl VTA 98 ?

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    Ordered a cheap pair of 177's last night. Kept...

    Ordered a cheap pair of 177's last night. Kept digging around but there's not a lot of touring skis like this out there (see the unicorn ski thread)
  18. Thread: Volkl VTA 98 ?

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    Volkl VTA 98 ?

    Anyone have any time on some VTA 98s? What do you think? I 've been on some Mythic 97's for the last 3 years and am looking for some thing similar. I might just get another pair, but wanted to see...
  19. Went up to Dog Lake from Big, up Little Water,...

    Went up to Dog Lake from Big, up Little Water, then over to the Wasatch back. Lots of wind damage up high, and it was getting warm on the way out. Wind was moving snow around up high. Still a nice...
  20. Luckiest kid in the Wasatch:...

    Luckiest kid in the Wasatch:
    https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/no-shoes-just-socks-missing-teen-hiker-found-alive/

    Who needs skis when you have Timberlands? (And he didn't even need those..)
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    That Powder Mag article is good stuff.

    That Powder Mag article is good stuff.
  22. Thread: Avalanche Books

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    Snow Sense and the ABS's of Avalanche Safety are...

    Snow Sense and the ABS's of Avalanche Safety are worth a read. Tremper's book probably has 95% of the stuff in these books, but the authors of both their own spin on things.
  23. Yeah, my OG ones are getting a little sloppy and...

    Yeah, my OG ones are getting a little sloppy and will probably just replace them with a pair of CS's.
  24. Fondled these at the shop today, but didn't have...

    Fondled these at the shop today, but didn't have my size so I didn't carpet test them. One of the employees got a pair to replace the OG carbon ones but hasn't skied them yet. His take was they may...
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    ICAR 2019 Avalanche Report

    Here's a summary of some of the interesting stuff from ICAR 2019, Poland

    The Avalanche commission is in a rebuilding phase and working groups were created to establish priorities, directions, and...
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    I mean a cascade gives you a nice platform to...

    I mean a cascade gives you a nice platform to work on a patient moving or nor, the sked is meh because it wraps around the patient, especially if they are small.






    That's my take, why...
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    Dunno if you saw this article:...

    Dunno if you saw this article:
    https://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(15)00413-5/fulltext


    Sked pro tip, you can get them cheap from government surplus auctions if you don't mind steezy...
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    Why not partner with your local SAR /EMS agency...

    Why not partner with your local SAR /EMS agency to help support the race (and bring an AED) and just donate the AED $$ to them for the support?

    Sked is awesome, folding cascade too if you can...
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    Got one code left, expires tonight at midnight....

    Got one code left, expires tonight at midnight. First PM gets it.
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    I gots one up for grabs.

    I gots one up for grabs.
  31. From ICAR this year: 19 of 25 fatalities [last...

    From ICAR this year:

    19 of 25 fatalities [last season in the US] involved a persistent weak layer (F, SH, DH). This is a continuing trend, why? Over the many years I have spent in the...
  32. Thread: View right now

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  33. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Bergara 300 Win Mag and 6.5CM. We managed to lob...

    Bergara 300 Win Mag and 6.5CM. We managed to lob a few 55gr .223 rounds on to the steel, but it was pushing that round...
  34. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Got the boy out for his first steel...

    Got the boy out for his first steel challenge/comp today. He shot at a nice controlled pace and probably had a 90% hit rate. And, more importantly, he had a blast.

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    We took Friday off...
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    How did they know my password was 'Password1' ?

    How did they know my password was 'Password1' ?
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    Thanks, grabbed a couple of pairs. I've owned the...

    Thanks, grabbed a couple of pairs. I've owned the trail rockets (2 pairs), Kinbalus, and Supertrac RC's in the past. I would put the sizing/fit pretty similar to Salomon..
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    Can you come at it from the backside? (I just...

    Can you come at it from the backside? (I just said that. ) I assume its the standard welded on rack eyelets?
  38. Did my annual LCC ski day, Wandered over to Lake...

    Did my annual LCC ski day, Wandered over to Lake Peak and did a lap, then decided that Tri-Chutes looked good, so we went over there. The clouds and snow helped keep the temps in check, but it was...
  39. So tired. I need a high pressure breather before...

    So tired. I need a high pressure breather before we go into the spring powder cycle.

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  40. Fuck, not again: Crews searching for...

    Fuck, not again:


    Crews searching for southern Utah snowmobiler lost in avalanche
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46486109/crews-searching-for-southern-utah-snowmobiler-lost-in-avalanche
    ...
  41. I left around noon, but it looks like they didn't...

    I left around noon, but it looks like they didn't get Honeycomb or EGP open. Summit was open for awhile.
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    There was some back and forth on whether the...

    There was some back and forth on whether the victim was wearing a beacon or not that was separated from him in the slide. The dog also alerted in the same area as the weak signal...
  43. Solitude was great today, they got some good...

    Solitude was great today, they got some good terrain open. Drive up at 7:30 was pretty mellow.....

    Right side of closure!

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    Internal RECCO Rescue Partner Information. A...

    Internal RECCO Rescue Partner Information.

    A person buried in an avalanche was rescued alive on Monday morning January 14 in Jaun, Switzerland
    with the help of avalanche dog and RECCO Rescue...
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    The newer R9 Recco units work pretty well. If...

    The newer R9 Recco units work pretty well. If you've only fiddled with older units you owe it to yourself to try out the new ones.

    Wasatch Backcountry Rescue deploys a 2 man team with a dog,...
  46. Porter fork..

    Porter fork..
  47. RIP Scott. Crews recover body of snowmobiler...

    RIP Scott.

    Crews recover body of snowmobiler buried in La Sal Mountains avalanche

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46476507/crews-recover-body-of-snowmobiler-buried-in-la-sal-mountains-avalanche
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    I bet you can turn your beacon on and off with...

    I bet you can turn your beacon on and off with your goggles.
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    We got your scraps in the afternoon...

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    It's worth noting that even if this party had had...

    It's worth noting that even if this party had had beacons the results may have been the same because the skier that lived had gotten so far ahead of his partner that by the time he skinned back up a...
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