Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm Posts: 74 Location: Bergen (Norway)
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
Post subject: Re: Big slide kills 5 in northen Norway
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:06 pm
Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:22 pm Posts: 675 Location: Durango, CO
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.