Massive Avalanche Near Revelstoke

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Massive Avalanche Near Revelstoke

by Brad Marshall » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:55 pm

A massive avalanche near Revelstoke has killed three and injured numerous people during the Big Iron Shootout on Boulder Mountain.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Search ... story.html

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by Captain Beefheart » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Very sad. Especially unfortunate due to the fact that the article says they had plenty warning of high avy risk.

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by Brad Marshall » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:43 pm

Yes it is but these are extreme snowmobilers with modified machines going for an adrenaline rush. They interviewed one guy who, after rescuing his friends, stated he'd be right back out there if they let him.

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by Hotoven » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:56 am

Brad Marshall wrote:Yes it is but these are extreme snowmobilers with modified machines going for an adrenaline rush. They interviewed one guy who, after rescuing his friends, stated he'd be right back out there if they let him.


Does he have any respect? Jeez!

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by Brad Marshall » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:19 am

Hotoven wrote:
Brad Marshall wrote:Yes it is but these are extreme snowmobilers with modified machines going for an adrenaline rush. They interviewed one guy who, after rescuing his friends, stated he'd be right back out there if they let him.


Does he have any respect? Jeez!


Guess you'd have to know these folks to answer that question. Take a look at this video from 2006 and you tell me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4suGjQS9gf0

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Massive Avalanche near Revelstoke

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by sneakyracer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:09 pm

Wow, what a nightmare. According to the news the avalanched snow and debris was up to 30 ft deep in places. Must have been a monstrous deep slide. My condolences to those affected.

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by Captain Beefheart » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:47 am

Just watched that YouTube vid... My assumptions have been confirmed. I just don't see too many of the dirt-bike "Bro types" studying snow. Maybe now they will... it makes dirt look like pre-school.

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by John Duffield » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:07 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:Some people are just too stupid to live.

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I always thought I was one of them. Can't believe I'm in my 60s.

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by John Duffield » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:40 pm

Something I think about from time to time as I cycle around NYC. The difference between an ugly accident and a rude gesture can be a fraction of a second. Someone that doesn't have quick reaction times simply isn't going to survive. Same thing in the mountains. It is, as you say, Mother Nature selecting between those that think they're fast enough and those that really are (fast enough).

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by jdzaharia » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:04 pm

Sad deal.

Thankfully, most of the people that would have been there did heed the warnings on the conditions.

I'm not too sure about the stereotypes, or what dirt-biking has to do with snowmobiling.

Anyway, here's a little different take on the deal. Not sure if it's better or worse, or good or bad. Just different.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html

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