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  1. #1
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    Tuckerman Ravine 1/17/16

    First hand account of the slide at Tux a couple days ago. Written by an AIARE instructor who was running a class at the time.

    Slide took out five people from two independent parties, none fully buried, none wearing beacons.

    http://nealpinestart.com/2016/01/18/...chute-1172016/
    I love you, baby, but the season's over.

  2. #2
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    So one of the guys who was swept in the slide, who wasn't wearing a beacon, was a SAR member? That's... interesting.

  3. #3
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    They can borrow this till the new one arrives.
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

  4. #4
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    Prefacing this with the major caveat that I've been there but that looks like a hell of a place to take a 7 person avalanche class.

  5. #5
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    No avalanches on the east....

  6. #6
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    Nice 1 year thread bump.

    good reminder to stay safe out there, esp with all the snow and upcoming rain in the NE.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    So one of the guys who was swept in the slide, who wasn't wearing a beacon, was a SAR member? That's... interesting.
    Definitely part of the 4 man climbing squad. The climbers on MTW almost never wear beacons.

  8. #8
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    Nov 2017
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    There was a slide the other day at smugglers notch that could have easily killed someone too.

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