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RIP Jamie Pierre

post #1 of 33
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post #2 of 33

Wow. Dude was a real ripper from the few shots I'd seen of him. Thats too bad. This video of his has always amazed me:

 

 

post #3 of 33

OMG this is truly sad news.  I had heard there was a fatality along with some other slide incidents at Alta, but didn't know who it was.  My thoughts go out to his friends & family. 

 

Here is a picture from last season.  A genuine soul skier. Jamie is on the right in the green hat:

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JF


Edited by 4ster - 11/13/11 at 8:01pm
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post #5 of 33

He shot one of the most amazing pieces of film ive ever seen, his 255ft huck, hard to believe he's gone. Condolences and prayers to his family.

post #6 of 33

JP cheated death many times.  He joins the ranks of too many legendary skiers who put it all on the line.  The tribe is less without him,  RIP.   I hate seeing this loss.

 

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post #7 of 33

He was a bad ass.

post #8 of 33

Preliminary accident report from UAC: http://utahavalanchecenter.org/accident_gad_valley_11132011

 

Bad day to be out given the 12 other reports as well.

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 33

Bummer. I always liked his skiing, not a huge fan of the 'stunt' air, but he could ski and he had a pair of brass testes. RIP

post #10 of 33

RIP.  Pretty tragic.  He was one of the pro skier names that was instantly recognizable.  

 

 

It is also very ironic that the slide was pretty much is what would be inbounds in a few days...  Be safe out there. 

post #11 of 33

So sad. frown.gif

post #12 of 33

I wasn't sure it was him, because the report that I read said it was a boarder who was killed.  I assumed that it might be someone with a similar name.

 

245 Jesus Would Have Stuck It!

post #13 of 33

" While neither had any rescue gear or formal avalanche training,..... They continued to Snowbird via Baldy and accessed the Peruvian Cirque to gain the Gad Valley. Rescue reports indicated that they had likely triggered another slab avalanche prior to the victim triggering the fatal one."

post #14 of 33

Wow, did I read correctly that there were 12 human triggered avalanches in that area in one day?  

 

This is scary stuff. 

post #15 of 33
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It's sad, frown.gif but it seems from the reports that they ignored many red flag signs and should have called it a day earlier.

post #16 of 33

So sorry, Jamie, and thoughts to your family.

post #17 of 33

The best way to honor Jamie Pierre is to go take an AVY course. I never met him but he seemed like a decent person and a great ambassador for skiing. 

 

RIP JP
 

 

post #18 of 33

I have a firm respect for nature and don't need an up close and personal example to know. No one can stand up to what nature can dish out in an instant.

 

It seems free will is a very strong power in some people. I didn't know of the man. Seems like he took things to the edge often and was highly skilled.

 

We have been loosing at least one well known skier a year. And that is a damn waste.

 

I saw a video recently of a skier that got caught in an slide with a helmet cam running. It wasn't staged and made you think. It's on youtube.

 

 

post #19 of 33
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I wasn't sure it was him, because the report that I read said it was a boarder who was killed.  I assumed that it might be someone with a similar name.

 

245 Jesus Would Have Stuck It!



That's exactly what's been confusing me. It was on the radio yesterday morning, and every report seems to be talking about a snowboarder. Is this not the same guy? Did Jamie Pierre board, too?

 

Either way, my condolences to those who lost their lives that day, as well as a hearty salute to all patrollers this season.

 

Edit: The reports seem pretty certain who it was. I guess he just so happened to be boarding that day. What a tragic way to begin the season. :(

post #20 of 33

So sad.  

post #21 of 33

Man oh man, I just heard, news travels slow to Australia, when you're only following mainstream news.

This is so, so sad, and I am so, so sorry to hear about Jamie. Guys like him seem somehow invincible, makes it kind of hard to believe it's true.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

post #22 of 33
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Remembering J.P. a video tribute on powdermag.com

 

http://www.powdermag.com/stories/remembering-jamie-pierre/

post #23 of 33

ski channel made a movie called "the story" which has a nice section on Jamie, you get to see him in the personality not jumping off the cliffs. Sad to lose anyone from the ski world, god speed.

post #24 of 33

This is truly awful.  Horrible way to start the season.

 

I really find it hard to fathom that these guys would out there with no avy gear...and from what I can tell from pics/vids, probably no helmet.

 

RIP

post #25 of 33
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This is truly awful.  Horrible way to start the season.

 

I really find it hard to fathom that these guys would out there with no avy gear...and from what I can tell from pics/vids, probably no helmet.

 

RIP



No helmet is the norm for J.P. he did the world record cliff drop without a helmet.

It is truly sad. we will miss him.

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by elduderino View Post

This is truly awful.  Horrible way to start the season.

 

I really find it hard to fathom that these guys would out there with no avy gear...and from what I can tell from pics/vids, probably no helmet.

 

RIP



I do not JP had God on his side.

 

post #27 of 33

What a horrible loss. I think this should be a lesson to all of us.  No matter how big our balls are or how badass we are...God/Mother Nature is always more of a badass...always!

 

RIP


Edited by elduderino - 11/19/11 at 11:55am
post #28 of 33

Jamie wearing a helmet would be like your local resort replacing the old quintessential single chair with a high speed quad.  It might make more sense, but it detracts from who the person/ resort is at the core.

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I do not condone anyone not wearing a helmet, but truthfully, for the lines that Jamie Pierre did routinely, the helmet would not have made much difference.  You screw up, you are in serious trouble, helmet or not.  The guy was a ripping skier and we should not really pass judgment.  I really feel bad for him, his wife and his kids.  RIP.    

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That's great.  But as a parent and someone who doesn't want to put my life in the hands of anyone, even God, I think it's pretty f-in stupid to not wear a helmet at this point in time.  But hey, I also choose not smoke, so I make no judgement.  But I also have a bit harder time being sympathetic for those who CHOOSE to make stupid decisions...and let's face it, not wearing a helmet qualifies.

 

However, I feel bad for JP and his family.  What a horrible loss. I think this should be a lesson to all of us.  No matter how big our balls are or how badass we are...God/Mother Nature is always more of a badass...always!

 

RIP



 

post #30 of 33

This thread should have nothing to do with helmets...  Start ANOTHER one!

Thanks,

JF

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