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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:48 am 
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Well done Cometogether. :guinness:
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This has made me [...] look at some of my equipment in case this scenario where to happen again, I would be even more ready.

Like what?

I had a flimsy BCA 240 Profile probe until Avy1, when we had to find dummies buried in a 6' terrain trap. The probe was flopping all over the place, couldn't reach the bottom, and would't break throughout the weakest of crusts. By the end, all the depth indicators (cm ruler) had been scraped off.
That was in fluffy wind transported snow. Your skier would have been screwed if I had to probe through hard avi debris to find him.

I saw all the patrollers teaching the class had BD Quickdraw Guide 300 and that night got me one of them. Heavier but longer, stiffer, pointier, and the numbers don't scrape off.

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As far as riding solo, I do it quite a bit. It's just usually a lot mellower as you have to be 100% right, 100% of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Awesome work CT, way to represent! You should never have to pay for beer again :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Nice job CT! That is one lucky guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Well Done!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Thanks guys! stoked it ended so well.

It's a heavy scenario to realize your the only hope, the slide was basically on the other side of the valley and it would have taken even a bad ass at least 20 minutes to get there.

He had a cut lip and that was basically it, he ended up stopped in basically a seated position with his left arm stretched toward the air. Luckily that pole was sticking out. He took a moment to gather himself and we skied down together to the road.

I will make a more detailed write up and use some of the pictures CAIC did not.

The one piece of gear that totally failed the test where my gloves. I am looking into a pair that can do everything, so no more gloves off.


I was at BP and LP after this and it truly blows my mind to see how many people are riding NON patrolled terrain so freely without ANY gear to protect themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:14 pm 
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That skier would be dead but for you, CT. Strong work, amigo.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Eric, you're my hero.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Stellar work CT, way to represent the splitboard community in such a positive way :headbang:

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You should never have to pay for beer again :)


no doubt! :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Absolutely INCREDIBLE! :thumpsup:
Top work....the world needs more people like you!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:44 pm 
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That is an awesome story----and your response and actions were impressive. You have made us all proud!! Nicely done!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Way to go!!! :thumpsup:

Talk about being lucky you were around, knew what to do, and kept it together :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
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Wow, nice work CTG! You saved that dude's life. Much respect! :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Nice work, way to represent!
Solid!!

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