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ski tourer killed in avalanche Gamidaurspitz, SG
Posted: 23 December 2012 07:22 PM  
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The press are reporting a ski touring group hit by an avalanche with one person perishing.

The posted avalanche risk was 4 and this was a north aspect slope. I believe it’s rather steeper than the press photo suggests.

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Posted: 23 December 2012 11:07 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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Buried under 2 meters of snow, that was not going to be good. Just to dig him out would have taken a lot of time.