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post #121 of 123
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

it is also entirely feasible that if everyone was wearing airbags they would ski more BC lines and get caught in more avalanches.  just a thought,,, and only if anyone could afford an airbag, like a someone was selling them for $10 in the parking lot.  ;)

The airbag doesn't always work, as this Freeride World Tour skier found out (Well, let's hope her last memory was more pleasant). http://www.verbinet.com/events/news/skier-dies-in-avalanche-in-verbier.html   Like I mentioned in post 29, the more poeple who venture outside the boundries must equate to more deaths because the consequenses of mistakes/accidents are greater.

post #122 of 123

This article from Powder made me think about this thread.

 

http://www.powdermag.com/stories/the-word-sidecountry-is-dead/

 

"Add the fact that in the sidecountry, you’re more likely to have inexperienced skiers without proper gear skiing on top of you, like at Canyon Creek, and the lift-accessed backcountry is actually probably more dangerous."

post #123 of 123

thanks 4 the link
 

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