Skier seriously injured, tumbling 2k during descent of Skywalker Couloir

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Re: Skier seriously injured, tumbling 2k during descent of Skywalker Couloir

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An update posted by Rocky Mountain Rescue on FB included this link to a news interview. Great outcome, skier was released from the hospital.

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BillMiddlebrook wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:49 pm None of this makes sense. No one would be dumb enough to use ski blades on a no-fall line like that.
But what if you saw someone else do it on Instagram? ;)

This person was 47 years old though.
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It seems this gentleman wants to remain anonymous, regardless I wish him a fast and complete recovery. I know even on a 158cm split ice can throw me on my ass, I can’t imagine using ski blades. I thought that was primarily a resort thing good skiers did to troll.
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Skimo95 wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:51 am It seems this gentleman wants to remain anonymous, regardless I wish him a fast and complete recovery. I know even on a 158cm split ice can throw me on my ass, I can’t imagine using ski blades. I thought that was primarily a resort thing good skiers did to troll.
:thumbup: Pretty much my thoughts exactly.
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BillMiddlebrook wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:49 pm None of this makes sense. No one would be dumb enough to use ski blades on a no-fall line like that.
Have you read half the posts right here on your very own forum? :lol:
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Two teenage Eldora junior ski patrollers were first on the scene. Very impressive response. https://coloradosun.com/2024/06/21/two- ... o-couloir/
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So uh ya, we were up on Skywalker today and grabbed the blade. If anyone knows him or he stumbles across the post, send me a message. Located in Denver.
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Glad people were nearby to help and wish him a speedy recovery.
BillMiddlebrook wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:49 pm None of this makes sense. No one would be dumb enough to use ski blades on a no-fall line like that.
Ironic timing but I'd say these guys disagree. Ski Blading off the Grand Teton is wild:
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What would Bill Briggs do?

Honestly, I totally want these blades things but for snowshoeing duties. Just a little glide would be so nice.
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justiner wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:23 pm What would Bill Briggs do?

Honestly, I totally want these blades things but for snowshoeing duties. Just a little glide would be so nice.
BD (and some other companies) make things like this. I haven't used them myself, but feel they could be really good for certain applications

https://www.ebay.com/itm/166782661468?c ... 0FEALw_wcB
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