Forums Avy Discussion Forum Another close call, the Kittelfjäll story
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  • #579726
    marran
    18 Posts

    If anyone cares to read, here is my story of a very close call last weekend, in Kittelfjäll, Sweden. Feel free to discuss, I welcome your opinions

    http://smaertin.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/kittelfjall-16th-of-february-through-my-eyes/

    #675525
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Pretty heavy. Glad you all made it out and thank you for sharing.

    #675526
    vapor
    349 Posts

    Second Matt, thanks for sharing and writing your experience with such detail.I come away with and learn infinitely more from a thread written as well as this. Just like being there.

    #675527
    MHolmes
    190 Posts

    Thanks for sharing. Well written. Interesting especially to read about your feelings of helplessness with respect to the first aid, it resonated. Glad you all came out of it ok and I think sharing it is helpful for you and us. Cheers.

    #675528
    buckchow
    356 Posts

    Thx for the writeup. I wish for a quick recovery.

    #675529
    marran
    18 Posts

    Thanks guys! Yea, first help is something I will need to learn to be able to travel comfortably in the bc in the future.

    We were really lucky no one was bleeding bad or something

    #675530
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Tack for att du dela med dig din upplevelse!

    That’s a crazy story man. I think you guys really made 90% all the right decisions, including turning around when you did. Some might say that you should have never left the trees, or shouldn’t have been out at all, but with bad visibility it can be really hard to tell when you’re exposed to danger from above.

    Really glad that you guys are ok, and that you still got the fire burning to get out again as soon as possible.

    If I ever find myself north of Sundsvall/Are, I’ll buy you a 70kr beer no problem! :guinness:

    www.splitlife.net

    #675531
    marran
    18 Posts

    Thanks for the kind words. I´ll gladly take that beer, or if I pass by the OR area I guess I could buy you $4 microbrew, it will probably be way tastier than the $11 Swedish beer anyway 🙂

    #675532
    ieism
    298 Posts

    No comment on the decision making as I’m not familiar with your snowpack and mountains. But at least you sound like you were using your brain.

    I will say however, that for someone without wilderness first aid experience, you did everything very very well. I did a four day course this season, and wouldn’t have done much different. Glad you all made it out alright.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #675533
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @marran wrote:

    Thanks for the kind words. I´ll gladly take that beer, or if I pass by the OR area I guess I could buy you $4 microbrew, it will probably be way tastier than the $11 Swedish beer anyway 🙂

    I hadn’t been to Sweden in 5 years until this last Jultid, and was very pleasantly surprised to see how much the microbrew scene has taken off there! Especially in Skane, it seems like there’s lots of breweries down there… not sure about the North tho.

    Glad you guys are ok! Come through the PNW sometime and we’ll show you awesome mountains and good brews.

    www.splitlife.net

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