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    claustrophobic? don't watch this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    yikes!

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    holy moly. how on earth did they find him. good outcome.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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?
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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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    Obviously the tards didn't inspect the snow pack. That's what happens when goof-balls head into the backcountry.
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    Jee-bus ****.

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    elevators don't seem quite as scary now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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.
    I owe-therefore I am.

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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.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    :jawdrop:
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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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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