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John Atkinson <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 6 Dec 2004 12:21:21 -0500
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I don't necessarily agree Steve. There are many "quandaries" of travel and
snow evaluation in avy terrain. Do you pick a safe ascent route or climb
right into a potential danger zone while skinned up with limited mobility?

Do you dig a pit and if so, where? You want a representative sample, but
definitely don't want to expose yourself to get the info. Matt's micro-
pocket is a perfect example of something you might not ever see, unless you
were right on top of it, which was the wrong place to be.

Let's say Matt did climb the route, would the result be different? Probably
and it most likely wouldn't have been as lucky as it was.

Just some thoughts.


On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 06:35:16 -0800, steve kijak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>That is why I think it is important to skin/hike up
>what you plan to ski. It always looks steeper when
>you(I mean I) are huffing and puffing to ascend.  You
>can measure the actual angle and determine avy hazard
>on the way up.

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