Originally Posted by killclimbz
Still he was out of bounds in a closed area. One of the posters
hypothesizes that he was crossing above the cliff line, to get to a stash. It's possible the face slid, pulling the rug out from underneath him and carrying him over the cliff. Very sad.
If you read through the thread on biglines, someone posted a link to two articles in the Golden, BC paper. One of those articles quotes a patroller saying that in searching for the missing boarder they followed tracks under the closed-area rope and discovered the fracture and debris.
It *is* very sad.
(The other article has some very interesting details about another slide that resulted in a near-fatality.)