Mt. Bachelor Fatalities

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Mt. Bachelor Fatalities

Post by oldranger » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Two separate incidents of skier/snowboarder dying in tree wells yesterday.

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Post by Harlen » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:57 pm

Two separate incidents of skier/snowboarder dying in tree wells yesterday.
Mike, how does this happen?! Are the skiers injured - head injuries?- or are they just somehow unable to extricate themselves? I've never heard of this sort of fatality. Thanks, Ian.

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Post by oldranger » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Actually it happens somewhere almost every year. Sometimes it involves a collision with a tree. Sometimes people just happen to fall in the wrong place, head first into deep, unconsolidated snow and cannot extricate themselves. There was at least one fatality at Bachelor several years ago where the person was not found until spring.
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