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P.s. The key is of course that you are on Mt. Washington. Obviously, a
beacon does not afford you the same protection on, say, Mt. Adams.



On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:27 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The takeaway from this vetted list is that if we're wearing an avy beacon,
> we do not have to be concerned about: a) dying, b) being buried by an
> avalanche. Cool!
>
> --Matt K.
>
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Jonathan S. Shefftz <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Here's my summary (which has been vetted by the avy ctr):
>> http://tinyurl.com/MtWavyList
>>
>> As for burials, nobody on Mt Washington has ever:
>> - died while wearing an avalanche beacon;
>> - been fully buried while wearing an avalanche beacon;
>> - been searched for with another avalanche beacon while wearing an
>> avalanche beacon; or,
>> - survived a full burial.
>> (Two individuals were buried with just a hand showing -- one uninjured,
>> one hospital stay and released.)
>>
>> BTW, total skier fatalities on Mt W = 13 (my entirely unofficial count,
>> not vetted by anyone else), although many (perhaps even most?) of those
>> were ascending at the time of the incident.
>>
>> Other East Coast avy burials:
>> - Quebec (both Gaspesia and elsewhere), I don't know, but at the 2012
>> ESAW the Chic Chocs avy fx'er presenter said that 73 people have died in
>> avalanches in Quebec since 1825.
>> - Maine, I see only two avalanche deaths here:
>> http://www.katahdinoutdoors.com/bsp/fatalities.html ... but I don't know
>> the cause of death (or anything else about those incidents).
>> - Vermont, the Meathead fatality was trauma.
>> - NY, the 2000 Wright Peak fatality was a full burial (for hours!), but
>> I'm not sure if the official cause of death was asphyxiation.
>> (Any others I'm missing?)
>>
>
>

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