- Mar 6, 2005
- Southeast NH
Fair enough and a very level headed view on itWould I have skied it? Who knows.
Should it have been skied? Questionable.
Did 4 kids die doing what they love. Yes
When a decade accident happenes like this it is fine to step back and question, review, think, etc...
I don’t like calling people dumb, saying they were idiots for being there, saying “who would go ski in high avy danger”. We all ski because we love it. No matter what coast we are on or what vacation we are on. Some of the best skiing I have ever done was in red/black avy days. You can ski whenever and wherever and manage conditions and aspects and be safe.
This accident is heavy. Mistakes were made, sure. Can we learn, yes. Wemistakes as obvious as other accidents, no. Was there some odd ball/freak stuff, yes. Worst case type shit? Yes.
TGR discussion is as best as I’ve ever seen on this. Peeps being respectful and trying to learn. So we can ski the best stuff we can and still go home to the wife, kid, beer, friend at days end.
You're closer to the situation and much more experienced with BC than I to have a better understanding how some folks could make such a fatal mistake.
It was the part about the Instagram pictures of avalanches in the area and tagging the Avalanche Center that set me off.