This week the forecast is snow snow snow again! With all this new snow we have to really start asking ourselves when the snowpack is going to reach critical mass? We've had a few buried layers in the recent few weeks and they are starting to come alive mostly by human triggers (ie. sleds and skiers). With all this new load now we'll probably see an increase in the bulletins showcasing natural avalanches.
I've heard tons of stories at my show recently of guys climbing this and that over the holidays and I keep asking myself what the heck people are doing out there!! Wasn't it HIGH in the alping???? Shouldn't this be a red flashing light to NOT climb?
At what point will the bulliten actually help dictate what people ride and risk?
Are people simply ignoring the risk factors? Or are they just willing take that chance?
WOW guys. Lets make smart decisions out there. Play on the safe side of the decision making process... Lets keep our industry in the good books and lets keep sledders alive out there!
That's my rant.