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  • #579433
    Splitinbend
    243 Posts

    Did anybody see this? If I could only see the look on the fuckers face after reading this.

    http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?accfm=rep&acc_id=512&view=public

    #673533
    buell
    534 Posts

    Wow! For so many reasons. That skier is so lucky to be alive.

    #673534

    Cool

    #673535
    imitationfunk
    85 Posts

    Nice work! I would like to hear more about this from the Splitter’s perspective.

    Pray for snow!

    #673536
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @Splitinbend wrote:

    Did anybody see this? If I could only see the look on the fuckers face after reading this.

    http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?accfm=rep&acc_id=512&view=public

    :thumpsup:
    This is exactly what I thought.

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #673537
    MHolmes
    190 Posts

    @buell wrote:

    Wow! For so many reasons. That skier is so lucky to be alive.

    Word

    #673538
    vapor
    350 Posts

    “Skied down without skins”. Hmm :thumbsup:
    David Gottorff is such a douche.

    #673539
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    Well fellas….. that was me! :thumbsup: :thatrocks: :rock: :headbang: And I specifically asked Becs of the CAIC to put that in the report so people like him would start to give us the respect I think we have earned.

    I must say- right place, right time.(for me) This was hands down the craziest thing I have ever accomplished.

    He was very lucky I had my trusty shovel and was on my game. The one foot of ski pole sticking out very much saved him, since he wasn’t wearing a beacon. Digging down to his mouth and chest was a SHIT ton of work. After digging to his hand I felt no return squeeze and became very nervous. Luckily I heard faint panting breaths and this made me work faster, eventually reaching his face and chest area, he came back to color (from the blue of his googles) after clearing his mouth and nose area of snow. He seemed totally out of it and mentioned he thought he was getting close. I estimate total time buried was around ten minutes. ALL in all it couldn’t have worked out better, I got some impromptu training practice and he got to live another day!

    This has made me reevaluate my riding solo practices, and look at some of my equipment in case this scenario where to happen again, I would be even more ready.

    thanks to my avy 1 class this challenge was something I was prepared for. 😀

    #673540
    SplitterX
    104 Posts

    @cometogether wrote:

    Well fellas….. that was me! :thumbsup: :thatrocks: :rock: :headbang: And I specifically asked Becs of the CAIC to put that in the report so people like him would start to give us the respect I think we have earned.

    I must say- right place, right time.(for me) This was hands down the craziest thing I have ever accomplished.

    He was very lucky I had my trusty shovel and was on my game. The one foot of ski pole sticking out very much saved him, since he wasn’t wearing a beacon. Digging down to his mouth and chest was a SHIT ton of work. After digging to his hand I felt no return squeeze and became very nervous. Luckily I heard faint panting breaths and this made me work faster, eventually reaching his face and chest area, he came back to color (from the blue of his googles) after clearing his mouth and nose area of snow. He seemed totally out of it and mentioned he thought he was getting close. I estimate total time buried was around ten minutes. ALL in all it couldn’t have worked out better, I got some impromptu training practice and he got to live another day!

    This has made me reevaluate my riding solo practices, and look at some of my equipment in case this scenario where to happen again, I would be even more ready.

    thanks to my avy 1 class this challenge was something I was prepared for. 😀

    Holly shit what a crazy story! Good job CTG! that guy is lucky to say the least. You are a hero now!

    Fast and smooth

    #673541
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    Wow, tha guy sure is lucky to be alive and that you were there, otherwise that would have been the end for him.

    Crazy story as well. Seemed like you kept your head together.

    #673542
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    I have some crazy pics if someone would like to host/post them

    #673543
    imitationfunk
    85 Posts

    Here come old flattop! That’s awesome Come Together. You’re the man!

    #673544
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    Nice fucking job CT! Sounds like you got there just in the nick of time!

    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. Luckily this guy was on Loveland and so were you, those odds are super slim and he’s lucky as hell. Did you guys self-evac?

    #673545
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    @cometogether wrote:

    Well fellas….. that was me! :thumbsup: :thatrocks: :rock: :headbang:

    You are truly the MAN! I think you earned a place in heaven buddy. Good fucking work. :thumpsup:

    #673546
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    CT….to echo the sentiment….WooooooooT :thatrocks: :bow: double bass Slayer Dave Lombardo kick blasts forever for you buddy!

    Nice work man…to save a life is truly inspiring!

    If we ever hook up…lots of tasty beers, and fat dooby treat in your face!

    #673547
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Awesome dude. Your the man. Way to keep your head.

    #673548
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Nothing short of a hero. Plain and simple. :thatrocks:

    So nice to read an Avy accident that didn’t end with someone deceased.

    X10 on thinking of that db DG a soon as I read this too.

    Sent ya a PM too.

    #673549
    Splitinbend
    243 Posts

    Well done friend. I raise my glass to you tonight.

    #673550
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    :rock: :rock: :rock: BRAVO ComeTogether :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Solid :thatrocks:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #673551
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Pharmaceutical grade stupendousness! Three cheers for a happy ending! :headbang:

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