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Route Finding Exercises

Postby dehrlich101 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:56 am

Winter is around the corner it's always a good idea to practice route finding so you don't get in a bad slide area. Found this site this morning, can anyone finish them all without crossing a slide path?

http://www.avalanche.net.nz/education/Online-Avalanche-Course/Route-Finding-Exercises.asp
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby CarpeDM » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:21 am

That was pretty cool! I made a couple of mistakes, but for the most part I had a pretty good idea of where to go. But sometimes I couldn't get the mouse to thread the needle between a couple of red zones.
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby ChicagoMike » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 am

Very cool

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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby colokeith » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:57 am

Hey that was a cool site. My main issue was also mouse accuracy in some of those tight spots
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:00 am

CarpeDM wrote:I couldn't get the mouse to thread the needle between a couple of red zones.
Same - operator error got me a few times. No do-overs in real life though... :dead
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby Dex » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 am

ChicagoMike wrote:Very cool


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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby skiwall » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:27 am

Very cool! I want more! :-D
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby GregMiller » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:33 am

CarpeDM wrote:But sometimes I couldn't get the mouse to thread the needle between a couple of red zones.

Had the same problem a couple times, but it helps to remind you that it does take threading the needle sometimes. Got the first two, and then took a lot of tries on the last two :oops:
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:55 am

I guess I don't have the fine motor skills or eye-hand coordination required for safe winter travel. #-o
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby rickinco123 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:05 am

Honestly, I don't see anything safe for me in picture 2 at my risk tolerance level. Unless the reports showed a very stable snow pack. The path I ended up successfully drawing seems very sketchy. I also don't feel there is enough information about the slope angle, even the shading in the photos is hard for me to discern slopes. They also cropped some potentially key feature on the right side of the photo.

Still kind of cool.

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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:35 am

That is really cool! I found the second one to be the hardest, not sure why. You really have to "thread it" in the third picture. Thank you for posting! These puzzles seem really useful.
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Re: Route Finding Exercises

Postby crestone14ers » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:43 am

I wouldn't go near Peak #2 given the conditions.

The others I got to the summit safely.

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