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Thread: RIP Rocky

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    RIP Rocky

    Sounds like a cornice collapse avalanche. Didn't know him, but seemed like a rad dude.

    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/reg...3-eb3a72d9bf07

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    https://www.chronline.com/stories/bo...ntified,337757

    This is an especially rough one, apparently evidence suggests that he survived the initial fall and died of exposure.

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    I came a cunt hair away of dying from exposure/hypothermia. It was rather soothing after a couple hours of shaking uncontrollably, and it took me a very long time to be awakened back to reality. The worst I would imagine would be major trauma like a femur. That I wish not to experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ørion View Post
    https://www.chronline.com/stories/bo...ntified,337757

    This is an especially rough one, apparently evidence suggests that he survived the initial fall and died of exposure.
    Ugh. That's distressing to read.

    Probably a lot of us have reached the top of something, or just reached a lunch stop, and if it seems not-sktechy, taken off the backpack/equipment, and stretched, pranced around, took a picture, whatever. Moving away from the gear seems innocuous much of the time, until it isn't.

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    I had a good friend die ski this way touring in the Canadian Rockies back in the day. He got to a summit with his touring partners. They unroped and sat for lunch. He got up and walked 5 feet from their safe spot and fell through a cornice.

    I'm always hyper aware of cornice lines as a result.

    RIP to this skier. He sounded like a total beauty.

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