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Recent Avalanche Post-Mortem

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Check out this harrowing narrative written by a backcountry skier involved in a big slide near Smithers, BC a few weeks ago. But I must offer a warning: This is not for the faint of heart.

Here’s an excerpt: “I heard an extremely loud bang from behind me… it sounded like someone fired a shot-gun from about 6 feet behind me. At this exact moment all of the snow I’m standing on is moving and cracking around me and I’m falling sideways up the slope.”

You can read the entire thing at http://www.summitpost.org. Click here to read more.