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Postby Andy » Mon May 07, 2007 12:57 pm

My buddy Nelson took another one on Sunday. I posted a TR and jfox posted a bunch of photos over on summitpost: http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... _id=291319
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Postby Jim Davies » Mon May 07, 2007 1:07 pm

Yow. Do you keep this guy below you when you climb?

Glad he's OK...he's either very lucky or very unlucky, take your pick.
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Postby viejo » Fri May 11, 2007 7:36 am

Snow stability is most questionable 24 - 48 hours after a storm, which this area experienced the previous day. The CAIC report the preceding Friday predicted avalnache danger would go up to considerable in the Front Range by Sunday following that storm. Posts on this web site have been warning about slough conditions on sun exposed slopes this time of year.

This crew was lucky. Regardless of it being a Bluebird day, these are the conditions that all avalanche safety lessons would steer you away from.

Living on the edge should not mean trusting ones safety to a crap shoot. Don't let sunny skies and a lust for a route fool you.

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