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Old 10-07-09, 04:21 AM   #1
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claustrophobic? don't watch this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Tr-Jg_fis
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Old 10-07-09, 05:48 AM   #2
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Old 10-07-09, 05:55 AM   #3
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holy moly. how on earth did they find him. good outcome.
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holy moly. how on earth did they find him. good outcome.
if it had been me, I'm sure the smell of a pants load of crap would have been how they found me.
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if it had been me, I'm sure the smell of a pants load of crap would have been how they found me.
get a plane in the air and spot the brown patch in the snow?
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holy moly. how on earth did they find him. good outcome.
apparently one of his gloves came off, and was lying on the snow near to where they found him.
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Old 10-07-09, 07:23 AM   #7
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Obviously the tards didn't inspect the snow pack. That's what happens when goof-balls head into the backcountry.
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elevators don't seem quite as scary now.
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if it had been me, I'm sure the smell of a pants load of crap would have been how they found me.
Ahh, poop. Is there anything it can't do?
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If you read the sidebar the guy had considerable backcountry experience.He and his companions got cocky.It happens.I lived in Big Cottonwood Canyon (google it) for a few years and you can get careless with big snow after seeing hundreds of inches every year.Not defending it but it happens.Honestly I didn't like the looks of the snow at the beginning of the video.Too chunky and damp.
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Backcountry experience doesn't equate to backcountry smarts. If they had dug a pit and knew how to read the snow he never would have gone over the edge. It freekin' fractured on the first turn. Bozos.
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"Actually two groups went up in the bird, and the first group did all the normal day-after-storm-cycle snow pit and snow quality tests."

"This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over 20 seconds. The crown was about 1 - 1.5m."

Like they say, incredibly lucky he didn't hit anything (went between two cliff bands 30m tall) and his glove came off right where he landed and the people he was with were experienced enough to get him out in four and a half minutes. Also like the complete fluke that he was uncovered with the camera pointing up at them - just like Hollywood.
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i never thought i was claustrophobic until i watched that.
virgin snow is sooooo nice, but that's why I stay out of the backcountry.
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That is my greatest fear. Both Heather and I have ava-lungs, beacons, and the knowledge to use them, but I would never want to be burried. What a horible way to spend any time.

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