Here are my three 5/5/8 in action: https://www.facebook.com/pethorvath/videos/10207521506387487/?l=4503639160929750042 https://www.facebook.com/pethorvath/videos/10207420963033966/?l=6217686348829347693
Backcountry skiing is blowing up faster than you can deploy your shiny new avalanche air bag. More and more people are discovering it’s the most fun you can have in the winter with your clothes on, or off. You get to go wherever the hell you want and literally fly down mountains. But the allure of untracked powder is not the only reason folks are heading off-piste.
"I recently got word of the second tragic avalanche fatality of the season here in Utah, and while I didn’t know him personally, Stephen Jones was the friend of many friends."
"Of course, we humans are not infallible, so we make bad decisions all the time. In hindsight, of course, the avalanche victims made “bad” decisions, and there are a lot of reasons why (there is a whole field called “decision theory”) and many books have been written about decision-making."
'Avalanche Management Strategies for Recreational Ski Tourers'
In day-to-day ski guiding in Utah, I frequently work alone. My employers, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) count me as one of their old-timers and I’m either assigned clients or bring my own. I let the office know my plans and check in by text upon return but other than that, I have little contact unless I run into other guides in the field.