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    CBSN - The Danger of Avalanches


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    In case this hasn't been posted here before...

    Buried Alive: Bruce Tremper Shares His Avalanche Story

    Episode Highlights:

    4:10: Tremper was almost literally born with skis on his feet.
    5:15: Skiing is a religious experience for Tremper.
    7:20: Tremper got a job in 1978 installing and building the Pierre’s Knob lift at Bridger Bowl, Montana.
    9:15: Before the lift opened to the public, Bruce had to ski the line by himself and it was a stormy, snowy day.
    10:20: This is the story of how “Tremper’s Run” at Bridger Bowl got its name.
    11:00: Tremper made a terrible mistake, “oops I forgot.”
    12:10: Tremper decided to cut across an avalanche chute. He thought he could outsmart the avalanche.
    13:00: He put his skis on and went zooming across the top of the starting zone.
    14:00: The snow fractured 40 feet above Tremper.
    15:45: Tremper grabbed onto a tree as he was getting pounded by the avalanche, but lost his grip and went rocketing down the slope.
    16:35: He went more than 1,000 feet and snow was everywhere. Tremper couldn’t breathe.
    17:35: “I’m going to die.”
    18:00: Bruce started swimming for the surface. He started slowing down.
    19:20: It felt like concrete.
    20:00: Both skis were completely broken.
    20:30: This was a huge wake up call to Tremper.
    21:44: Tremper was a cocky young kid and green with avalanches — a typical avalanche victim.
    22:50: Tremper wanted to know everything about avalanches and he spent his life studying them.
    23:45: Tremper is blown away by the overwhelming power of avalanches.
    25:00: Avalanches have grabbed ahold of Tremper, and have never let him go.


    Previous podcast in the series...

    Avalanche Safety with Snow Science Expert Bruce Tremper
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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
    In case this hasn't been posted here before...

    Buried Alive: Bruce Tremper Shares His Avalanche Story

    Episode Highlights:

    4:10: Tremper was almost literally born with skis on his feet.
    5:15: Skiing is a religious experience for Tremper.
    7:20: Tremper got a job in 1978 installing and building the Pierre’s Knob lift at Bridger Bowl, Montana.
    9:15: Before the lift opened to the public, Bruce had to ski the line by himself and it was a stormy, snowy day.
    10:20: This is the story of how “Tremper’s Run” at Bridger Bowl got its name.
    11:00: Tremper made a terrible mistake, “oops I forgot.”
    12:10: Tremper decided to cut across an avalanche chute. He thought he could outsmart the avalanche.
    13:00: He put his skis on and went zooming across the top of the starting zone.
    14:00: The snow fractured 40 feet above Tremper.
    15:45: Tremper grabbed onto a tree as he was getting pounded by the avalanche, but lost his grip and went rocketing down the slope.
    16:35: He went more than 1,000 feet and snow was everywhere. Tremper couldn’t breathe.
    17:35: “I’m going to die.”
    18:00: Bruce started swimming for the surface. He started slowing down.
    19:20: It felt like concrete.
    20:00: Both skis were completely broken.
    20:30: This was a huge wake up call to Tremper.
    21:44: Tremper was a cocky young kid and green with avalanches — a typical avalanche victim.
    22:50: Tremper wanted to know everything about avalanches and he spent his life studying them.
    23:45: Tremper is blown away by the overwhelming power of avalanches.
    25:00: Avalanches have grabbed ahold of Tremper, and have never let him go.


    Previous podcast in the series...

    Avalanche Safety with Snow Science Expert Bruce Tremper
    Thanks for sharing that. Worth a listen, but do yourself a favor and fast forward through everything the host has to say. HFS is that guy annoying. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than his bullshit.
    The truth doesn't care about your feelings.

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    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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