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Decision making and avalanches
Posted: 22 November 2012 08:31 PM  
Total Posts:  2234
Joined  2003-10-24

Good article (thanks to fatbob at Snowheads for this) on Decision making and group think that led to three deaths in an avalanche last spring.

What started as a glorious powder day ended in a desperate fight for survival after three skiers were buried by a killer avalanche in the backcountry of Stevens Pass, in Washington’s Cascades. Megan Michelson lived to tell about it, but she can’t shake off a haunting question: How did a group of expert skiers make such a deadly mistake?