Forums Avy Discussion Forum Another close call, the Kittelfjäll story Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) Author Posts February 23, 2014 at 10:58 am #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/ February 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm #675525 Matt Wood 328 Posts Pretty heavy. Glad you all made it out and thank you for sharing. February 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm #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. February 24, 2014 at 1:24 am #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. February 24, 2014 at 1:56 am #675528 buckchow 356 Posts Thx for the writeup. I wish for a quick recovery. February 24, 2014 at 8:06 am #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 February 27, 2014 at 7:07 am #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 February 28, 2014 at 9:50 am #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 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm #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/ February 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm #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 Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.