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Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby sgladbach » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:00 pm

Another tragic loss for the outdoor community. I want 2010 to end and 2011 to begin frsh. my condolences to his family and friends. he passed awy doing something he loved; take some solace in that.

To the rest of us, our passions are dangerous. Take care, take classes, and take out insurance. I'm seriuos; remeber the loss of the young man on El Diente? Yesterday, I hiked a 14er w/ two young men with babies due in March.
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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby tmathews » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:13 pm

sgladbach wrote:I'm seriuos; remeber the loss of the young man on El Diente?


Do you mean Little Bear, Steve (Kevin Hayne)? Or are you referring to John Merrill who died on El Diente in September?

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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby bckcntryskr » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:43 pm

prayers to Kyle, his family and for Justin.
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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby globreal » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:56 pm

My prayers go up for Kyle's family and for Justin.

I commend these two young men for having avy beacons. It sounds like they were both safety conscious and careful.

And, I read that Justin had to dig himself out first before being able to go help dig out Kyle and then give him CPR. In no way can anyone be critical of Justin's response time or his actions!

May the Lord God in heaven bring comfort to those affected by this tragedy.
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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:53 pm

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to both young men and the family and friends of Kyle. I wish you well in this time of grief and coping with the loss....
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Re: Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche

Postby MtHurd » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:06 pm

lodgling wrote:
but they got to him too late


I don't think you're being critical, but someone could interpret your comment that way. It sounds as though the deceased may have taken a ride through some timber, so it is very early to make statements that could be perceived as pointing to recovery time for whehter he could have survived or not.

In any event, RIP and be careful out there. Still early in the season.


My comments were the exact opposite of critical. I think they both did everything right. If my comment came off as negative in any way, I apologize.

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