Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Wild Ride (Getting Caught) A Christmas Story

“Philip Fritch boarded a snow slide enroute from the Sneffels district [not far from Ouray and Telluride, Colorado]. He contemplated switching off from the pass as it whizzed by Box Canyon, but having lost his hat, guidepole and most of … Continue reading

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Swiss Off-Piste Accident May Change The Rules

An upcoming criminal trial regarding an off-piste avalanche may change how off-piste skiing in Switzerland is done. Last December, the Christmas holiday season was in full swing at Anzere (a medium-sized ski resort in Valais), and powder snow still blanketed … Continue reading

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Hundreds Killed – India Kasmir

We in the west, North American and Europe, think we have bad avalanche problems, but our problems are nothing like the avalanche threats faced by many people central Asia. This weekend hundreds died in India Kasmir.

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Irrational Actions by Rational People

In the United States the 2010–2011 avalanche season got off to a rough start near the end of November. On Monday, the 22nd, a Colorado ski patrol director was buried and killed, becoming the country’s first fatality of the season. … Continue reading

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Dale Atkins elected President of AAA

The nearly 500 professional members of the American Avalanche Association recently elected RECCO’s own Dale Atkins as their next president. He will assume the role beginning in January 2011.

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