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Luck but also tools saved avalanche victim

The reasons this backcountry skier from Durango lived to see another day  DURANGO, Colo. – An unnamed man lives today in Durango partly because he and his companion took all the right tools on a backcountry skiing trip. But he … Continue reading

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The statistics of this winter’s tragic avalanches

January was a horrible month for deadly avalanches in the North American West, but the most important statistics are those that describe slope gradients. Continue reading

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Old story in new avalanche death

They had all the gear, plus avalanche education. But when faced with the beckoning mountainside of snow, it was of no real use. It’s an all-too-familiar story. Continue reading

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The 10 men thought they could make the Homestake Mine pay and make them millionaires. But they had not anticipated the horrors winter could deliver. Continue reading

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