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Post by CaptCO » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:21 am

Anymore information on this? I hope the party involved is OK
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Post by climbnowworklater » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:36 am

Thankful both incidents resulted in positive outcomes. I can't believe people think BC skiing right now is ok. Shocking. Worst snow season in years. I have a cabin at 11,300 in fairplay and the depth hoar is unbelievable. Sadly, more to come as people just don't know.
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Re: Quandary S&R

Post by SkaredShtles » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:58 pm

That BC skiing incident was REALLY stupid. :evil:
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Post by Wildernessjane » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm

climbnowworklater wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:36 am
Thankful both incidents resulted in positive outcomes. I can't believe people think BC skiing right now is ok. Shocking. Worst snow season in years. I have a cabin at 11,300 in fairplay and the depth hoar is unbelievable. Sadly, more to come as people just don't know.
To be fair, there are plenty of relatively safe places to go BC skiing right now as long as you know what you’re doing. But no...a 40+ degree north-facing couloir is not one of them, especially one that you have to rappel into when you are not prepared to ascend the rope if need be.
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Post by JacobW » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:16 pm

SkaredShtles wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:58 pm
That BC skiing incident was REALLY stupid. :evil:
Conditions aside, ending up in that position means you planned poorly and need to spend time thinking about self-sufficiency.
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Post by mtngoatwithstyle » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:41 pm

Wildernessjane wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm
climbnowworklater wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:36 am
Thankful both incidents resulted in positive outcomes. I can't believe people think BC skiing right now is ok. Shocking. Worst snow season in years. I have a cabin at 11,300 in fairplay and the depth hoar is unbelievable. Sadly, more to come as people just don't know.
To be fair, there are plenty of relatively safe places to go BC skiing right now as long as you know what you’re doing. But no...a 40+ degree north-facing couloir is not one of them, especially one that you have to rappel into when you are not prepared to ascend the rope if need be.
Do you know what couloir this person may have been found at?. Just curious. Teresa
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Post by Wildernessjane » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:17 pm

mtngoatwithstyle wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Wildernessjane wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:14 pm
climbnowworklater wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:36 am
Thankful both incidents resulted in positive outcomes. I can't believe people think BC skiing right now is ok. Shocking. Worst snow season in years. I have a cabin at 11,300 in fairplay and the depth hoar is unbelievable. Sadly, more to come as people just don't know.
To be fair, there are plenty of relatively safe places to go BC skiing right now as long as you know what you’re doing. But no...a 40+ degree north-facing couloir is not one of them, especially one that you have to rappel into when you are not prepared to ascend the rope if need be.
Do you know what couloir this person may have been found at?. Just curious. Teresa
My understanding was the two skiers had rappelled into the Coin Slot Couloir on Mount Royal and pulled the rope so had no way of ascending the rope or climbing out once they determined conditions were not safe.
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