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    Monty Atwater - The Original Snow Ranger

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    I posted a video in a thread focused on Ed LaChappelle, and that started a series of posts that were more focused on Monty Atwater. Not a bad thing, but I have since found some additional Atwater material that might be of interest, and seems like if anyone does he deserves his own thread, so figured I'd start another one here. Hopefully others will add to it over time, and repost Atwater stuff they may have posted elsewhere if they see fit.

    Just to get things going...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Atwater

    The Alta Avalanche Studies - 1949
    https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/catalog/43144
    ( 61 MB PDF Download - Could take a while! )

    US Forest Service Avalanche Handbook - 1953
    https://collections.lib.utah.edu/det...me_s=uu_altaav
    ( 264 MB PDF Download - Could take a while! )

    Evolution of the Avalauncher
    http://www.avalanchemitigationservic.../evolution.pdf
    ( What Atwater was up to in the 60's at his Squaw Valley Research Lab )

    Of Time & Teachers
    ( Cover article from April 2006 issue of The Avalanche Review )

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    sweet thanks, for sharing this. Looking forward to watching that video.
    24 06

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    I believe it was Monty who said something to the effect of, "never use 3 sticks when 6 will make a bigger BOOM!"
    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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    Talking

    only monty i keep it a stack wit is python playa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    I believe it was Monty who said something to the effect of, "never use 3 sticks when 6 will make a bigger BOOM!"
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    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Somebody should really put that back into print.

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    Those guys had way too much fun back in the day.
    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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    MONTY ATWATER - THE ORIGINAL SNOW RANGER

    wow thanks for sharing this

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    A pretty awesome read, Monty Atwater was an original avalanche badass
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    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
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    That looks interesting
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
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    That look like a good read
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    That looks interesting
    Wrong quote
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    A pretty awesome read, Monty Atwater was an original avalanche badass
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    One of my most prized possessions.

    Ask Kowboy about the "avalanche girls." Heh, they carry your lunch and maybe the rope. He married one.

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    Atwater was also a fiction writer.Name:  IMG_1807.jpg
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    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by homemadesalsa View Post
    One of my most prized possessions.
    Yes, its one of my more prized avalanche related books.
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Yes, its one of my more prized avalanche related books.
    Mine is autographed [not bragging or anything ]
    "... she'll never need a doctor; 'cause I check her out all day"

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