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    fullers2oh
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    oh man. i feel a big hole in my heart right now posting this. such a tragedy!

    http://www.powdermag.com/mantle/kip-garre-1973-2011/

    RIP and positive vibes to friends and family! careful out there folks.

    #639942
    fullers2oh
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    dude was same age as me. and i love split mtn. so heartbreaking to read the details.

    “Then we saw a ski, then, partially, a body. It wasn’t a deep debris pile, five to six feet deep, but it came from the east-facing couloir, from about two-thirds of the way up the couloir. It appeared that they were probably climbing the couloir when the avalanche hit from above, and it looked like a pretty powerful avalanche.”

    “Each of them was partially buried—Kip a little bit more so, while Allison had been ejected to the side. We were able to dig them out and all the property, probably over more than a thousand vertical feet down the path, and marked all that. Then we waited for search and rescue to come. … We got them down as far as we could, but the helicopter couldn’t fly in today, so maybe it’ll be tomorrow or the next day that they’re able to get their bodies out, when the winds are supposed to calm down.”

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