We’re better than ever at understanding the dangers of avalanches. So why can’t we avoid them? Kate Siber/High Country News All morning, I’d heard the roar of sloughs rocketing down cliffs as I skied up a mountain in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Now, standing at the summit with my six friends and our two guides, … Continue reading Can human judgment handle avalanches?
Berthoud Pass Update: 07/30/2019, on our most recent return from Grand Lake we were able to capture the summer view of the slide that occurred on the Disney Chute north of Empire back in March of 2019. Below is the incredible view of the destructive power that nature can unleash. The Disney Slide Path ~ … Continue reading Massive Colorado Avalanche Revealed
I am sharing a recent post from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center from their Instagram page. We have seen unprecedented avalanche activity over the course of the last month and really since the first snowfall of the season. Our friends at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center provide us with information to make informed decisions throughout … Continue reading Historic Colorado Avalanche Activity
Despite avalanche danger warnings in Colorado Thursday, an Empire man was backcountry skiing with friends near Jones Pass in Clear Creek County when an avalanche buried and killed him, authorities say. The name of the deceased skier has not been released. He was the seventh person killed by avalanches this season. A group of people was skiing… … Continue reading Colorado backcountry skier dies in avalanche near Jones Pass
Most are familiar with the basic essentials for hiking during the summer, but just as important, are the essentials for winter trekking adventures. As we transition from fall to winter, now is the time to prepare and be ready for the next big snow day. Below, I have outlined in no certain order, what everyone's … Continue reading Backcountry Avalanche Awareness