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eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death on 12/31/2010 02:46:23 MST Print View

for those venturing off trail in deep snow ... a snowmobiler died from this recently in BC ...







http://www.treewelldeepsnowsafety.com/index.php

http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2010/12/snow-immersion-deaths-redux.htm

http://blog.oplopanax.ca/2010/12/non-avalanche-related-snow-immersion.html

http://www.docwild.net/files/WEM63.pdf

Edited by bearbreeder on 12/31/2010 02:52:36 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death on 12/31/2010 13:36:22 MST Print View

One time while skiing, I fell head-down into a tree well. Another skier came along and tried to fish me out, and he fell in also. The third skier came along and managed to assist us all. Now, I stay away from the trees more.

--B.G.--

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death on 12/31/2010 14:11:02 MST Print View

Cross-country skiing over thin icy crud. Bit of a struggle. My wife got fed up and said she would walk. So she took off here skis - and almost disappeared into a snow-covered gap between two boulders. There was nothing underneath. Took a big struggle to get out and back onto her skis as there was little to lean on.

Yeah, happens.

Cheers