1. Nice report. The author seemed hyper aware of the risks related to the specific line he was skiing, but did not take into account the slopes directly above him. In our route evaluation we consider the slopes above us (with increasing radius based on snow pack / danger level), because of a remotely-triggered-, or even spontaneous avalanche. Last year a group of people snow-shoeing in a popular spot got buried, because they were hiking on a flat directly under a very steep, loaded face. That situation is almost worse, because you are a sitting duck in the spot where the snow accumulates.


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