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58 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

@peds hope you don’t think we’re being flippant about your very near death experience.

 

Good luck in Ireland.

 

Yes, definitely no flippancy! It was a harrowing read, and very well penned - felt like I was undergoing the ordeal myself.

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Nicely written, we like to play in the mountain be it on bikes, boards, ropes or just hiking and sometimes i stop and think what if... had a very narrow escape from a plateau clearing avalanche when out hiking in Tignes mid May as i had not walked into the 10ft deep channel due to stopping to get my camera out my bag as i was 50ft from
a chamois on the other side of the channel ( you can’t normally get anywhere near them so he knew the avy was coming) 3mins of pouring snow that blocked the road just below tignes le brevieres and some new pants later i carried on. roughly 2km square of snow had slid. if i was literally seconds further ahead i wouldn’t be here.

Air ambulance and mountain rescue have saved a couple of mates lives, worth supporting.

checkout a tv series called ‘the horn’ on Netflix about mountain rescue on the matterhorn

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6 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Scary stuff, presumably that’s the ledge you ended up on.

 

Chapeau to the rescue team, brave men.

No, that's a 10 meter chimney I'm being lowered down, about 3 hours into the rescue.  I don't have many pictures available of the day and I'm off the grid for the next few days (48 hour journey to Ireland...), but I'll see what I can rustle up when I get there. I have a couple of pictures that illustrate my vague flight path and landing spot. 

5 hours ago, Haironyourchest said:

Whereabouts in Ireland are you moving to?

Co. Sligo. My wife is from Strandhill, we are moving to near Lissadell.

4 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

@peds hope you don’t think we’re being flippant about your very near death experience.

 

Good luck in Ireland.

 

 Not at all,  best way to go about it. No point being serious and miserable about... well,  anything really.  Life is better if you can see the humour in things. 

 

And thanks, everyone.  It's been a tough few weeks,  but we are through the worst of it. 

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2 hours ago, Dbikeguy said:

 3mins of pouring snow that blocked the road just below tignes le brevieres and some new pants later i carried on. roughly 2km square of snow had slid. if i was literally seconds further ahead i wouldn’t be here.

Crikey, yeah I can believe it,  Tignes and Val D get some scary huge avalanches in late spring, it can be carnage. I saw some incredible videos of wet snow slides from there this spring just gone, terrifying stuff. 

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Just bloody read it, it's easily worth 10 minutes of your time!

He knows I was pulling his leg ( the one that isn’t in plaster)

My brother limps so badly as a result of his broken ankle from the avalanche he can no longer hill walk. He still blames me but then he lost my ice axe so I class that as even

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On 05/12/2018 at 09:16, westphalian said:

He knows I was pulling his leg ( the one that isn’t in plaster)

My brother limps so badly as a result of his broken ankle from the avalanche he can no longer hill walk. He still blames me but then he lost my ice axe so I class that as even

Ha, absolutely.

Where was your avalanche?  They are definitely not things to argue with.  I too have lost an axe under a few hundred tons of snow, and I'm thrilled that's all we lost.

Placing individual blame on avalanche events is often futile in my opinion, unless triggered by someone above you in a different party, or if you are under the supervision of a guide. Otherwise... it's usually a group decision to be there in that place, at that time, and everyone has both the right and the responsibility to say so if they aren't confident in the conditions. I've pulled the plug on a few outings before, friends of mine have made the call too, I'm sure your brother could have voiced his concerns before the event as well, if he'd wanted.

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Buachille etive mor. we actually passed a mountain instructor on way up, we knew each other as I had done an avalanche awareness course a year before. he was also mountain rescue. we were only walking and were not roped thank goodness, I topped but before my brother and his son got up the slab went. They got helicoptered off with a #ankle and axe thru thigh and I walked back down a different route. was interviewed on the telly. that weekend several climbers died

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I used to be able to do them, ( winter in france rock climbing loads) but with full PPE and a saw and ropes hanging off me, not a chance!

I remember when I was hefting my heavy climbing bag around once and thought to myself, “Fuck me. I carry all this around trees.”
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On 07/12/2018 at 08:55, westphalian said:

They got helicoptered off with a #ankle and axe thru thigh ...

At least you managed to hang on to that axe though! Every cloud has a silver lining...

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