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    Catedral Avie Footage

    From early August. It is at about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
    http://www.romesnowboards.com/news/entry/21/
    Thoughts from the collective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlosandes View Post
    From early August. It is at about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
    http://www.romesnowboards.com/news/entry/21/
    Thoughts from the collective?
    Had to wade through all that trauma park stuff (some shot in Park City), to get to the slide. Not sure how all the man made inbounds park tricks relate to riding "natural" backcountry? Lucky to be alive, very lucky. Looked like some folks by the lift were caught as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlosandes View Post
    From early August. It is at about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
    http://www.romesnowboards.com/news/entry/21/
    Thoughts from the collective?
    Was that the famous avalanch this year in Bariloche?

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    Wow. Looked like a pretty deep slab just from eyeballing the crownline in the video. Pretty obviously windloaded too. The signs are there. Shoot, you can see spindrift blowing off that ridge as he's dropping into that chute... may be a different direction though. I'd be interested to know what the bed surface was and the recent snow/wind history. Definitely a lucky kid, especially with those rocks that it looks like he was pulled in the vicinity of, if not over. Hope he's recovering all right.

    Some nifty park footage too (not saying that avy footage was "nifty," but more interesting and scary). That little gap-to-glacial erratic boulder was pretty sweet.
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    lucky indeed

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    Here my blog post, taken from the initial accident report.
    http://livinginpatagonia.com/?p=662
    And subsuquent post ofter being contacted by the Sales and Marketing Director of the camp the victim was attending.
    http://livinginpatagonia.com/?p=687

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    Which Chair is that ELA?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    J,

    Solid post, and thanks for the background. I thought there must have been some serious wet snow and/or windloading to produce such a cohesive slab like that. At least it seemed pretty hard when it sheered from what I could see in the video.

    Edit to add: I'm still a relative novice in terms of avy knowledge, just throwing stuff out there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Which Chair is that ELA?
    Above 2000. The lodge in the picture is the top of Princessa 3.

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    That did not look fun

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    It's always spooky when the second person triggers it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlosandes View Post
    Above 2000. The lodge in the picture is the top of Princessa 3.
    That's what I thought.

    Scary.
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    that is some scary shit for sure. I was hiking off that same lift, albeit not with those surface conditions.

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    WTF that was fucking gnarly. How the fuck did he survive?

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    Wow.
    One of the biggest rider triggered slides ever captured I would think.
    Lucky, lucky kid.

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    Lucky dude there, would have not liked to be in that lift line with that beast bearing down on me.

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    holy fuck that made me grimmace just watching...
    the avvy gain momentum super fast and looked as if it took the kid over some gnarly exposure. lucky kid...
    Today ridicule, tomorrow really cool.

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    If Randall and his parents are trying to educate people, then lose the image of him wearing a transceiver on the outermost layer of his clothing.

    Yes I know he's building a kicker and is not wearing the jacket he would if he was riding, but as evidenced from the video footage 'innocent bystanders' can get caught up in an incident as easily as the person who triggered the slide.

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    Obvious loading...

    It broke well above him and fairly far below him. He was traversing at the time. He had no chance of escape.

    Lucky guy!
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    I think we are all in agreement the victim was lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahGary View Post
    It's always spooky when the second person triggers it.
    Scary stuff. He nailed a trigger point for sure... going just upslope of Alex's track and crossing above a rock.
    I would love to hear what Alex had to say about the incident... I didnt see him this year.

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    First off, if "Randall and his parents wanted us to post this video in the hopes that it would help to educate riders on the dangers of avalanches" why show 2:15 of park riding???? their is nothing educational about this video, Only that shit happens.

    The kid was lucky and I agree with UtahGary 100% "that It's always spooky when the second person triggers it."

    From talking to the people who were there that day the kid did nothing wrong. Just another case of wrong place wrong time.

    Glad you are still with us Dude and a big hand to the guys who were jonny on the spot and got him out of there!! Good Work Guys!! heads up out there...

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    Some strange and slightly concerning comments being made about second person triggering.

    Just saying.
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    SASS statement: "the victim was found alive and with only minor injuries to the knee"

    Rome site: "Randall suffered a fractured patella and fibula, along with a significant contusion to his hip."

    If fractured patella and fibula are "minor" injuries for SASS, people should stay the hell away from them. From direct personal experience watching SASSers in the lift lines at Catedral two years ago, some of the campers are A-grade assholes too, who apparently think they are gods gift to the snowriding world. Squirrel and Figure11 know what I'm talking about on that one. We watched some early-20s "hard core I'm sponsored and you're not" snowboarder throw an actual temper tantrum because the lifts/lines weren't moving to his satisfaction, at which point he began to shove his way through the crowd, BACKED by the rest of the SASS gang.

    So ELA, my memory is a bit rusty, this is the little bowl above where the Princesa III lift drops you? You get off the lift, facing the bowl above you, turn left and traverse towards Laguna from here? And the slope that went is above and just to the lookers right in the bowl as you come off the lift facing into the flats? Interesting, it never looked that big to me before. Edit: ah, looked at a trail map, looks like some things have changed, but yes, I have the right place in mind. Interesting!
    Last edited by Chris Knight; 10-12-2008 at 10:25 AM.
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