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Granite Mountain Avy

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Anyone hear anything more?

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY...

........"We have initial reports of an injury avalanche

accident on the south side of Granite Mountain Saturday

afternoon....."

NWAC Forecast

 

Wanted to go up there tomorrow for a ski, but it looks like I wont now! frown.gif

 

 

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They mentioned it on the news, the guy was airlifted to the hospital... in serious condition. The "point" of their story was that the chopper had to come all the way from Fairchild airforce base due to the lack of resources due to the war.

This was probably the chopper we saw fly up icicle canyon mid-afternoon today.

 

 

Edited by philfort

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I saw a chopper fly down I-90 while I was pullin' wet moves at 38 yesterday maybe around 3:00?

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I was on Si and heard the chopper too. Heard it was where the trail crosses the gulley, not much more than that.....hope more updates later.

BTW saw a great avi on Cowboy mountain today, pretty close, man those slushies want to come down..

TTT

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yep- be careful out there. Heard/saw lots of falling slushiez this w/e. It's warm and raining, lotsa stuff ought to be cutting loose this week.

 

ok it was 70* and sunny when i was skiing yesterday grin.gif

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The guy was skiing on Granite and apparently had stopped near the bottom of the main chute (right near/on the trail, where it crosses the chute). Avy came from about 1000 ft above and nailed him. He dug himself out, but had a compound fractured arm, deep cut in his arm, broken ribs, and major breathing issues (possible pneumo/haemothorax). A huge crowd of rescuers turned out to help, but in the end he was airlifted successfully into the Huey and most of us just stood around. Rumor has it he was still in critical conditions yesterday, but I haven't heard more details than that.

 

Warm warm weather. Careful.

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