Avalanche Season is Ramping up

2:08 a.m. on February 20, 2012 (EST)
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I read earlier tonight on Denver Post's website about a guy dying in an avalanche while in Colorado's backcountry.  He had the inflatable avalanche float, an avalung, a beacon, shovel, etc and the party he was skiing with were also equipped with locators, probes and shovels.  He died of trauma, the airbag was shredded and he was buried under 4 feet of snow.  Also, avalanche danger is present even within the boundaries of patrolled ski areas.  3 more died in Washington state in the Stevens Pass area when they were swept 1500 feet down an avalanche chute.  Be careful out there everyone.

10:21 a.m. on February 20, 2012 (EST)
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Bad avalanche in Washington....It actually killed the three mentioned above, but a 4th was killed in a separate one also.

11:01 a.m. on February 20, 2012 (EST)
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Had a friend ski at Stevens that weekend.  I'll have to see what he heard while he was there.

2:00 p.m. on February 20, 2012 (EST)
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Two fatalities over here, near Tromsø up north.

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