NYTimes Article - Snow Fall by John Branch (really cool interactive features too)

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    NYTimes Article - Snow Fall by John Branch (really cool interactive features too)

    Hope this links correctly. Not sure why this is on the homepage of the New York times just before Christmas. Not exactly an uplifting read. Not the white Christmas many people are dreaming about...



    http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012...t=tunnel-creek
    Last edited by kelly001; Dec 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM.

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    I dont think I've ever seen embedding in a webpage quite like that. Is that some sort of new technology?
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    Re: NYTimes Article - Snow Fall by John Branch (really cool interactive features too)

    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I dont think I've ever seen embedding in a webpage quite like that. Is that some sort of new technology?


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    +1 really cool of you read it under the influence.

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    The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

    Pretty wild article about big slides at Stevens Pass http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012...t=tunnel-creek

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    It's sad but there are going to be plenty more stories of this nature in the coming months. Stevens Pass sees so many avalanches and has taken many lives.

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    The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

    http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012...t=tunnel-creek

    Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier, wore a backpack equipped with an air bag, a relatively new and expensive part of the arsenal that backcountry users increasingly carry to ease their minds and increase survival odds in case of an avalanche. About to be overtaken, she pulled a cord near her chest. She was knocked down before she knew if the canister of compressed air inflated winged pillows behind her head.


    She had no control of her body as she tumbled downhill. She did not know up from down. It was not unlike being cartwheeled in a relentlessly crashing wave. But snow does not recede. It swallows its victims. It does not spit them out.


    Snow filled her mouth. She caromed off things she never saw, tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine.


    At first she thought she would be embarrassed that she had deployed her air bag, that the other expert skiers she was with, more than a dozen of them, would have a good laugh at her panicked overreaction. Seconds later, tumbling uncontrollably inside a ribbon of speeding snow, she was sure this was how she was going to die.

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    NYT Article - Tunnel Creek

    This is a must read / watch if you haven't already read it. Chilling but well worth the read. A great documentary video is there as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012...t=tunnel-creek

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    Feel free to delete......just found this posted here a couple times already.

    http://forums.alpinezone.com/showthr...t=tunnel+creek

    My bad

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    The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

    Did anyone read this article in the NY Times? Not only is it a riveting (and sobering) story, but it also does a kick-ass job of mixing info graphics, photos, and video.

    http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012...t=tunnel-creek
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    crazy story... just goes to show one bad judgement can mean life or death when out in the bc... and these guys werent beginners.. feel for the families

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