A New Kind of Snowcat: Avalanche Rescue Cats

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    Video & Camera A New Kind of Snowcat: Avalanche Rescue Cats

    I was in my supermarket last night and saw on the front page of Backcountry Skiing Magazine a headline that said: Avalanche Rescue Cats. The article chronicles a new organization in Canada known as The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association or better known as CARCA.







    Turns out that a Canadian documentary film maker just did a film on this new movement that is featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

    The guy says that cats are better because they eat less, weigh less, can be carried to the avalanche site, and are cheaper to maintain. So far it looks like Fernie is the only place with them.
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    Cats are funny, playing in the snow...
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    I'm sorry but the videos and writing all say farce to me. I think you've been had TB.
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    I'm sorry but the videos and writing all say farce to me. I think you've been had TB.
    "Mockumentary":

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/enterta...829/story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    I'm sorry but the videos and writing all say farce to me. I think you've been had TB.
    These guys reported on it. I think it is funny, but I don't think it is a farce.

    EDIT: I guess it is a big spoof! Too funny!

    The short film follows his fictional struggle for feline recruits to be accepted by the canine-biased avalanche industry, and comes with a snappy tag line: they have nine lives, because you only have one.

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    of course its a joke. Ever try to train a cat to do anything? Not possible.

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    I've been farced also.I thought the thread would be about mechanical snowcats on the line of a winch rescue.
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    I re-read the Backcountry article and if it is indeed a farce they seem to have taken it as well, hook, line and sinker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiDork View Post
    of course its a joke. Ever try to train a cat to do anything? Not possible.
    I have heard some women have trained cats to do things with peanut butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooth View Post
    I have heard some women have trained cats to do things with peanut butter.
    Yikes! TMI!
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