Thursday, April 18, 2013
Headed up solo after work. Before I left the door my wife reminded me to be extra careful since we lost an avalanche forecaster this past week when he was on a solo tour.
After seeing the accident site and the avalanche conditions, we all agreed that it was the kind of accident that could have happened to any of us. In the mountains, sometimes the snowpack can vary dramatically with subtle variations in terrain and only a step too far can have huge consequences. It was a sad day for all of us to lose a friend, a co-worker and such a wonderful person. Read here to find out about the recent accident.
I have had close calls. I hope to learn from them. SLC Samurai has a good post about his avalanche last year, read it here.
Also another great perspective on avalanches, Trust no one. Make your own decisions. In the case of snow conditions? Always error on the side of caution. It is only luck that gives you "overs" in an avalanche. read it here.
Posted by Forrest