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Sad news from Alpine

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With more snow on the way today, It is about as dangerous as anything out there, be uber careful. 

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Very sad news. The patrol at Alpine are such a close-knit group. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Condolences to family, friends and all patrol.   Tough year so far. Be wise, think ahead, do not be in a hurry.

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Very sad news.  Does anyone know which area of Sherwood he was in that they didn't expect to rip?

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I heard that it was below and near to the high traverse trail where it starts over from Keyhole and Saddle toward the open faces skier's right of the lift line, roughly.
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Sad news, indeed.  The death toll is on the rise this season including a FWT skier who deployed her airbag and was still buried (sidecountry) in Verbier. It is so much more frightening in the Alpine Meadows situation because a team of seasoned patrollers were involved, who are far superior at guaging all snow related risks than people like me. I don't think the average gaper understands that patrollers are "rescue heros" like cops and firemen, with job requirements that require placing themselves at risk.

 

http://www.westelkproject.com/avalanches-hit-hard-in-europe-and-tahoe/

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Sad news, indeed.  The death toll is on the rise this season including a FWT skier who deployed her airbag and was still buried (sidecountry) in Verbier. It is so much more frightening in the Alpine Meadows situation because a team of seasoned patrollers were involved, who are far superior at guaging all snow related risks than people like me. I don't think the average gaper understands that patrollers are "rescue heros" like cops and firemen, with job requirements that require placing themselves at risk.

 

http://www.westelkproject.com/avalanches-hit-hard-in-europe-and-tahoe/

Except avalanche control patrol go right at the heart of the danger zone, knowing full well it is there and out to get them, and still do the dangerous explosive and ski cut control work.

Skiers generally are avoiding those zones, so even with less knowledge are less in danger than patrol.

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