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The link to this article was posted by EpicSki member, and avalanche survivor, @spknmike in the general avalanche thread (http://www.epicski.com/t/144893/more-avalanches). It's a very well written piece, with a lot of good information about the incident, and an interesting story all around. So I thought it should get its own thread so more folks see it.

 

Mike and his friends did just about everything right that they could given the circumstances. And Mike's preparation and knowledge are likely why he's still alive, along with the great efforts of the rescue team. Well worth a read :

 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/feb/27/surviving-a-bad-break/

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The link to this article was posted by EpicSki member, and avalanche survivor, @spknmike in the general avalanche thread (http://www.epicski.com/t/144893/more-avalanches). It's a very well written piece, with a lot of good information about the incident, and an interesting story all around. So I thought it should get its own thread so more folks see it.

 

Mike and his friends did just about everything right that they could given the circumstances. And Mike's preparation and knowledge are likely why he's still alive, along with the great efforts of the rescue team. Well worth a read :

 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/feb/27/surviving-a-bad-break/


Wow. Really, wow.

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The original news article talks about HIGH avalanche risk, which if it were in effect on the day of the avalanche would be a serious red flag; however it is not clear from the article if the level was HIGH on the day of the incident or on the day of the interview with a local official, which appeared to be several days later.

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The rating at the time was technically Low from the weekend prior - 1x weekly advisories. (We were aware conditions had since changed.) As soon as the local forecast center got word of the avalanche they issued a warning and raised to High.
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The rating at the time was technically Low from the weekend prior - 1x weekly advisories. (We were aware conditions had since changed.) As soon as the local forecast center got word of the avalanche they issued a warning and raised to High.

appreciate you sharing that, and your story.

post #6 of 13
Wow. Just wow. Amazing story. Mike, so glad you're alive and recovering, and I hope to ski with you again when you've recovered.
post #7 of 13

So glad all 3 survived.  It is a really terrifying story...not just the slide but him having to still make it out on his own!  Wow. 

post #8 of 13

That is incredible.  Hope for a speedy recovery for all.

post #9 of 13

Wow. One of the things I typically like about skiing the East is the low to non-existent occurrence of avalanches. Heal up quickly..

post #10 of 13
Well, that's true.
post #11 of 13

(Copied from the Avalanche thread...)

 

Wow! I knew about this accident and read the article last night. I hadn't put two and two together until I came across this thread this morning (I don't check in here too often...). Glad you survived it and will heal, although it's going to be a long road, I'm sure. Take care and hopefully you'll be back at it in time for next season(?). Best wishes.

post #12 of 13

SpknMike-You my friend were prepared, I'm glad your safe and and your crew made it out of there.  Pretty intense situation you went through, I think Rich Landers did a great job conveying the situation. You'll be back soon.  Glad it all worked out.

 

On another note I hear my sister in law Molly is your neighbor.

 

Heal up and i hope to see you out there next winter.

BL

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HOLY CRAP!!! Wow. What an incredible story. I was on the edge of my seat reading it! So glad you made it out of there Mike! Good luck on the rehab and get well soon. Thanks for sharing your survival story. So many lessons to be learned from this one and it's great to know you were well prepared and have great friends like that. Kudos to the rescue teams and all involved!!!
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