How not to deal with an avalanche

This video is absolutely horrifying. It started off alright – they kept an eye on the person caught in the slide and knew about where to start looking. From there, it turns in to an absolute junk show. Know your gear, know your search procedures, and most importantly, know your parters. It’s a miracle this man survived.

Sophie’s first ski day

Things have been a bit hectic but look to be settling down soon, which is coinciding well with winter finally showing up in Colorado. I got out for an easy skin up the road at Berthoud Pass last weekend (it’s still thinner than I prefer for any real backcountry skiing), mostly to try out our new boots (me in the La Sportiva Spitfire, Lauren in the Dynafit One) and to get Sophie some “practice” playing in the snow.

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