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  • #677565
    boardgeezer
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    Essay: Thoughts on Honoring the Dead, and the Living
    BY STEVE CASIMIRO OCTOBER 1, 2014

    http://www.adventure-journal.com/2014/10/essay-thoughts-on-honoring-the-dead-and-the-living/

    #675361
    boardgeezer
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    I met Wade a few years ago when I went to the last Scrubfest. I hooked up with him and his friend in Jackson for a couple of beers the night before. He was a nice guy, and strong boarder. I’m pretty shocked.

    #674632
    boardgeezer
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    Get in touch with Spark – they’ve got great service.

    #668076
    boardgeezer
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    A very good, new article from the Denver Post, with observations relating to pack mentality. Megan Michelson, who was at the Tunnel Creek avalanche at Stevens Pass last year, weighs in with some comments, too.

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_23124011/pack-mentality-trump-experience-safety-avalanche

    BG

    #668064
    boardgeezer
    11 Posts

    @killclimbz wrote:

    @chrishami wrote:

    Any word yet on a fund for the victims’ families? Just read that Ian Lamphere has a young child. This is so incredibly sad.

    There is a fund set up for Ian’s family.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-for-madelyn

    I’m sure any donation is appreciated.

    Awesome to see that with a goal of $5000, over $21,000 has been contributed so far.

    BG.

    #663457
    boardgeezer
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    Ditto. This is a phenomenal piece of multimedia reporting by the NYTimes on the avalanche at Stevens Pass, WA earlier this year.

    #651996
    boardgeezer
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    That’s pretty funny. Glad it was the length you were thinking.

    #651994
    boardgeezer
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    @killclimbz wrote:

    Looks like the 166 Split Decision. Have one sitting in my garage…

    Indeed, and it says “Freeride 166” on the board: http://goo.gl/OTZjQ Good call.

    #651991
    boardgeezer
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    I may be mistaken, but it looks like an OLD Split Decision to me, which I seriously doubt is rockered – rocker is a relatively new phenomenon. Have the guy get out a tape measure to check the length for you.

    #648640
    boardgeezer
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    I came across this interview with Ed Viesturs that I thought dovetailed well with the above comments. For those of you who don’t know him, here’s an exerpt from Wikipedia: “Ed Viesturs is one of the world’s premier high-altitude mountaineers. He is one of only 26 people and the only one from the United States to have climbed all eight-thousander peaks. He has summited peaks of more than 8,000 meters for a total of 21 times, including Mount Everest seven times, which makes him the third person with most total summits, behind Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and the Spanish climber Juanito Oiarzabal who have reached 25 summits. He has reached all of the aforementioned summits without supplementary oxygen.”

    One of the things Viesturs is known for is his resoluteness for safety – on one of his trips to Everest, he turned back within 300′ of the summit because he felt conditions were not favorable.

    Into Thin Error: Mountaineer Ed Viesturs on Making Mistakes

    Ride safely, fellow splitters and friends.

    BG

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