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Dec. 13, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
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Glad these guys are OK.
Just wondering if they left the ski area or were out touring? Looks like under the rope. Did they have any gear for the overnight stay?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEipJdvWY40

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Dec. 13, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
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Ducked the ropes in the wrong place.

http://www.nsnews.com/news/updated-north-shore-rescue-saves-out-of-bounds-skiers-trapped-by-avalanche-1.4314913

Dec. 13, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
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Ah gotcha,
Caught in a slide with no gear, lucky lucky.

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Dec. 13, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
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From the horse's mouth. NSR's blog about the event which clearly shows their opinion on the event.

http://www.northshorerescue.com/cypress-skier-rescue-dec-11-12-2016/

Dec. 13, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
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Yikes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9ijuYjKtG/?taken-by=northshorerescue

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Dec. 13, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
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Yikes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9ijuYjKtG/?taken-by=northshorerescue

I like this one. Flying a long line rescue is like trying to pee in a bucket from 500' in the air out of a helicopter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9jtNLDw3X/?taken-by=northshorerescue

Dec. 13, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
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I like this one. Flying a long line rescue is like trying to pee in a bucket from 500' in the air out of a helicopter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9jtNLDw3X/?taken-by=northshorerescue

Crazy. Love the footage.

Those two are so extremely lucky. The weather cooperated, neither was injured in the slide. Would have been a major bummer if one of them was injured and went into shock. Chance of survival would have been way lower.

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Dec. 13, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
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They got very lucky. Hopefully in the interviews they are speaking out to warn people about ducking ropes without knowledge/gear, and making a hefty donation to NSR.

Dec. 13, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
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Location, location, location.

Which I'm sure many people on this board already know.

Was up Cypress riding inbounds on Sunday. Things got warm up there quickly around midday.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 13, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
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massive risk taken eh. in this day and age, how do some people decide this might be a good idea? i mean get the training, buy the gear and go backcountry skiing, but don't commit suicide off the side of a ski resort, fuck sakes.

Dec. 13, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
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Location, location, location.

self preservation, self preservation, self preservation.

Dec. 13, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
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massive risk taken eh. in this day and age, how do some people decide this might be a good idea? i mean get the training, buy the gear and go backcountry skiing, but don't commit suicide off the side of a ski resort, fuck sakes.

It all seems harmless when looking over the rope…"We'll just duck out here, get some sweet pow turns, and then swing back inbounds lower down". Unfortunately, the terrain in that area pushes you away from the boundary.

Ironically, if you tour up Hollyburn and ski down its northwest aspect, which is right above that gully, the terrain pushes you back inbounds right to Collins.

The title of this thread was massively misleading. :(

Dec. 14, 2016, 1:42 a.m.
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Charge 'em $!

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Dec. 14, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
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Terrible idea. People will not want to pay and end up dying.

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Dec. 14, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
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Terrible idea. People will not want to pay and end up dying.

Even in the current social climate one might resist calling. These guys were dropped off in front of the local news media's cameras. The gopro was uploaded to youtube. Additional footage on instagram.

Pretty embarrassing.

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