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    Harrowing avalanche video

    The screams of panic and zooming past the trees....wow

    https://www.vaildaily.com/news/watch...cUaeB6jSr5CQrc
    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Pics including altimeter reading or it didnt happen.

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    Guy's lucky as shit, those trees went by pretty damn fast. Apparently they built a booter that sent him airborn right into the slide zone. Probably seems somewhat unwise in retrospect.

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    If only he'd given the classic broseph callout before jibbing into a slab...
    "Get yo cheese straight, b. Stay rowdy as fuck."
    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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    ^^^ damn the guys who finally get there seem to have nothing at all to try to rescue him if he needed it.

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    I know the UAC etc says "guardsman pass" but anyone know any more detailed of a location for this? it doesn't look like NE bowl 10420 for example. also wrong thread I know I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    ^^^ damn the guys who finally get there seem to have nothing at all to try to rescue him if he needed it.
    So the story is that it was inbounds, but in a roped-off area (Palisades) that patrol had not opened. They claimed that they didn't see a rope or there wasn't one where they entered the area.

    There was talk of them being charged, but not sure if they ever were.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/snowboa...r-bowl-resort/

    There seems to be a trend with the Palisades (quite rowdy, albeit short, inbounds terrain) being closed more often than it used to be since that event.
    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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    Harrowing avalanche video

    Has anybody seen that area of sugarbowl fully open since that day?!

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    Made me nauseous

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    Lucky he was not bisected by a tree. Play stupid games....

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    The number of times he cleans the camera lens?
    Plus his buddies giggling about his half burial, cheating death
    Selfie generation brah
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by stompinlines View Post
    Made me nauseous
    Ugh, me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Apparently they built a booter that sent him airborn right into the slide zone. Probably seems somewhat unwise in retrospect.
    Steep convex rollovers make both perfect landings and perfect avalanche starting zones.

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    What I get out of this is that you need to stick your landings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    What I get out of this is that you need to stick your landings.
    ....with after-steeze
    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Pics including altimeter reading or it didnt happen.

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