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    A friend with SAR mentioned that one of the...

    A friend with SAR mentioned that one of the recovery team said it was inconclusive as to whether or not they were in transition because one of the victim’s skins were not on his skis.


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    San Juan double fatality

    The final report is posted: https://classic.avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=831&accfm=inv

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    “There were no witnesses to the avalanche, so everything we know about the...
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    Snowmobiler who rescued friend from avalanche in...

    Snowmobiler who rescued friend from avalanche in La Plata Mountains urges preparation
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    San Juan double fatality

    Another take away, is burn areas are different than treed areas. I look at them more as ‘above timberline’ vs ‘below timberline’ relative to the zone ratings. This year is definitely unusual (for the...
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    San Juan double fatality

    If any good can come out of this tragedy is increased respect and awareness of ‘un-cool’ elevations and terrain.

    I shot this image shortly after the death of cool dude in Sam’s Trees (Abel was his...
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    San Juan double fatality

    To a reasonable extent, the only real difference between mid-elevation terrain and places like Sam’s, The Backyard, Deer Creek, Commodore, Hudson Mine, Minnehaha, etc, etc is the actual elevation. A...
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    While reevaluating our choices Saturday and...

    While reevaluating our choices Saturday and looking at the two new photos posted on the Preliminary accident report, what appears to be wind loading looks different than what we experienced. There...
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    San Juan double fatality

    Sorry BFD.

    I hadn’t heard the ‘green housing’ term before, but that is what happens. On overcast days, everything can feel fine and even firm, but then like a light switch, everything can seem to...
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    San Juan double fatality

    A couple buddies just sent me the CAIC report, including one I was touring with yesterday at the same time, elevation, aspect and temps, 10 miles from this accident. After a good storm and high winds...
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