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  1. #151
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    My dog Spider survived a cornice failure and 820 foot fall yesterday.

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    The botton arrow ^^^ indicates where I saw dog tracks coming out of the debris. The fall height was mesured by my buddies Strava. We were walking the ridge scoping lines and Spider got too close to the edge. My partner was ahead of me taking pics and happend to be looking at Spider when the cornice failed. He said Spider fell at the fracture line and not the outer edge. This probably saved him from getting crushed by the a massive chunk of snow and ice that fell. I was 30 or so meters back and heard a loud thunder like sound. The size debris field indicates there was no step down situation or anything that would have further contributed to the possibility of a burial. Lucky doggo.

    There's no way down that face. There is one place actually but not this year and not on this day as it is guarded by a huge cornice. Getting down to the debris field involved skinning up to the head of the valley (Big Simpson's) and skiing down. Spider's tracks indicate that he tried climbing back up that face a little further up and was not able to make it. 30 or so minutes had passed between the cornice failure and the moment below when we were reunited. The little dots mid image are me and my dog.

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    In the truck with a pepperoni reward his feat of survival.

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    I am cross posting all this to the Northern BC 2012/2014 Stoke, Conditions thread btw.
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  2. #152
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    Holy shit AP, that's incredible. So glad that Spider is okay - what an amazing story. My god. Un-fucking-believable.

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  3. #153
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    Holy shit. Glad your dog is ok.

  4. #154
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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Holy shit. Glad your dog is ok.
    This. My Kedar did a dog-a-hawk once chasing me in a couloir, but this is crazy.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  5. #155
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    My buddy just sent me this pic of my dog walking towards his fate.

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    Thanks for the support gentlemen.

    Lots of discussion about bringing dogs into the backcountry out there. I'll leave the moralizing and pedantic messaging to others, but holy sh*t I am happy I did not lose my buddy. It might seem weird to many (probably not those posting here), but that doggo is my best friend.

    Kedar is a cool name btw. You got me googling that one.

  6. #156
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    I'm glad to hear he's doing alright! Spider looks like he's meant to be a creature of winter. I'd say hopefully he learned his lesson about cornices but judging by my dog's constant ability to eat nasty stuff and then hork it up by the back door at 5am I'm not so sure he will.

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  8. #158
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    Saturday morning = tomahawking down a cliff
    Tuesday after work = back on the horse

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  9. #159
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    I feel as though I am monopolizing this thread with a barrage of pics of me skiing with my guy. But after a winter of mostly hill skiing with kids and leaving Spider in the truck, it's game on and we have been having a blast (mostly fun, the 800 ft fall being a notable exception).

  10. #160
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    2nd ski for this girl. Learning the ropes and doing great. Tokyo loves skiing and biking.

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    haha
    his face though: leave me alone plz

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    She knows
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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    She knows
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    Basenji?


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    We got her from a rescue in South Texas and the DNA test basically said half pitbull and then the rest was a mix of Chihuahua, cattle dog etc.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    TR: Faces Dogs Make When you Take them Skiing

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    If we're gonna wear uniforms, we should all wear somethin' different!

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    Awesome ending to a scary situation! May I humbly submit a 'FDMWYTTMTB-ing' entry? Name:  IMG_20220521_210253.jpg
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    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    Skiing is serious business:

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    Rain face:
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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Waiting at the change overClick image for larger version. 

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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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  21. #171
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    ^^^^ those are some serious sun cups!

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    Took Kedar skiing today. He really couldn’t do it, being 15 and not having back legs that work well, but I think he remembered.
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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Aw, Kedar.

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    +vibes+ for Kedar !

    Fifteen years is a good lifetime for a dog ! live on ! !!


    With Respect. skiJ

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