I was Watching the Today show this morning when they had a segment on the Guy who was rescued from an Avalanch in the Wasatch Back country. They had him along with two of the People who helped dig him out. Peter Hensen the survivor of this Avalanch is a vary lucky guy. He claims to be an experienced back country skier. Yet he didn't follow some basic rules like skiing witha partner, telling someone of his route and He didn't know the terrain he was skiing in. My complaint about this segment is that they didn't get into any of Mr Hansens mistakes or any info on how to ski in the back country safely. Mat Lauer of the Today show is an avid skier and He should have stressed The importents of following safty guidelines for goiing into out of bounds areas. I feel the Today show should do a follow up piece by a true Back country expert and show how The vary lucky Mr Hensen was his own worst enemy in that situation.
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1/15/03 at 12:26pm