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 Post subject: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:24 pm 
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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 :(
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 Post subject: Re: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Scary winter everywhere... Very sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:06 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:48 pm 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:16 pm 
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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/


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