Forums Avy Discussion Forum Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts March 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm #576651 Bjorgvin 74 Posts 4 swiss and one french were killed in this slide today. Number six was rescued alive and condition is stable. Looks a bit harsh and steep terrain they entered with the snow conditions these days. The slide was about 1km wide. The casualties were buried at aprox 6 meters deep… Local norwegian mountain guides say they never take this route down. There were 2 french guides in the total group of 12. The military joined the S&R with bell choppers and f16 fighters to quickly identify the exact location of the slide. Sad day 🙁 March 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm #653880 PedroDelfuego 758 Posts Scary winter everywhere… Very sad. March 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm #653881 summersgone 820 Posts That is very unfortunate. I really wonder what they were thinking? That face is a ridiculous terrain trap with a extremely large start zone, with multiple rocks to trigger from. Its a really scary face, if a guide took me and 11 other people towards this I’d tell him to piss off. March 20, 2012 at 1:48 am #653882 nickstayner 700 Posts So sad. That photo is the definition of terrain trap… buried 6 meters deep. Jeezus. Do you know if the local avalanche center did any investigation of it? March 20, 2012 at 6:16 am #653883 Bjorgvin 74 Posts This just happend yesterday. NGI does the investigation in these accidents. And the report is usually forund on their website some time afterwards http://www.ngi.no/no/snoskred/Ulykker/ Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.