A man died last week from accidental hanging after falling off a Vail Chairlift and getting caught in his ski jacket. Wikimedia photo.
According to the Aspen Times, a skier fell off a Vail chairlift and died last Thursday. The death was ruled an accident and was attributed to the fact that the 46-year-old man, Jason Varnish from New Jersey, slipped through the seat of the chair, causing his ski jacket to wrap around his neck and compromise his airway. According to witnesses, the folding seat on the chair was in the upright position, allowing the man to fall through the seat.
“Vail Mountain confirms a serious incident that took place yesterday involving a 46-year-old man from New Jersey. The incident occurred when the guest attempted to load the Skyline Express lift (Chair 37). Vail Mountain Ski Patrol responded to the incident and performed CPR and emergency care on scene before the guest was transported to Vail Health, where he was pronounced deceased.”
After closing access to the Tuckerman Ravine Headwall earlier this week, the Forest Service has made the tough decision to fully close Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines, as well as the Gulf of Slides area to all use. Individuals violating the closure may face a fine of up to $5000 and/or six months imprisonment, according to a press release from the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content According to the release, "The
Mt. Everest will not see its usual crowds this year, but one lucky team is making an attempt from the Chinese side. Wikimedia Commons photo. While the 2020 spring expedition season was canceled for just about everyone on the planet, one lucky team of climbers is currently making an attempt on Mt. Everest. While the mountain was closed to all foreign nationals on both the Chinese and Nepalese routes, a team of Chinese climbers is waiting in Base Camp to make an attempt from inside their
This past week was a rough one for the local snowsports community around the Tetons. Just two days after a snowboarder died in an avalanche on Teton Pass, a snowmobiler was caught and killed in an avalanche in the Snake River Range on Friday, just a few miles south. The snowmobiler was identified as Rob Kincaid, a professional snowmobiler who frequented events like the Snow King Hill Climb and was a much-loved fixture on the local sled scene. The snowboarder killed on Teton Pass was