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(Some Guy) Video Skier lands aerial jump off of a backcountry kicker, immediately triggers avalanche   (snowbrains.com) divider line
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518 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 Mar 2021 at 6:58 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-03-05 4:57:09 PM  
Nothing ruins a ski day quite like the distinctive WHOMP sound that a slab avalanche makes.
 
2021-03-05 6:42:50 PM  
No video? Weird
 
2021-03-05 7:22:23 PM  
Broke off in nice, precise slabs.

I wonder if they even bothered to check it for avalanche risk before they decided to make it their landing pad.
 
2021-03-05 7:50:42 PM  
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2021-03-05 7:54:18 PM  

GoodHomer: Broke off in nice, precise slabs.

I wonder if they even bothered to check it for avalanche risk before they decided to make it their landing pad.


Yes, they did. And were quite humble about things going sideways as well.

Wake Up Call
***This post is being shared in hopes to support the current issues with our snowpack here in SW Montana, as well as many areas with similar issues in the snowpack across the western US***
We dug multiple pits and after a thoughtful discussion, I decided the slope was willing to deal with me riding it. We had multiple people in safety positions ready to assist if needed prior to dropping in, a standard we strive for every day in avalanche terrain.
After 3 hits the slope gave way. Perhaps I struck a shallow area of the landing, perhaps my assumed confidence in the slope was wrong... most likely a combination.
My takeaway, that of hyper increased caution. This is my career and I'm admittedly forever a student in the world of snowpack education, yesterday was a step in furthering that.
 
2021-03-05 9:23:16 PM  
Ok. My vote is... *NOT an asshole*
 
2021-03-05 9:26:22 PM  
Whoops! Sorry FARKers. I should have l
thought more before clicking.
*I'm the a*****e*
 
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