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Old 03-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Just saw this: Video: Avalanche slams into King Cove warehouse | Alaska Dispatch

The videos are pretty startling. Shows very well the power these things can have.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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A kid I knew in college was killed by an avalanche. Him and a couple of buddies went snowmobiling and triggered an artificial avalanche and he got buried alive. His two buddies were very lucky and escaped with just a few bumps and bruises.

I guess they didn't have any of the necessary live saving stuff with them like locator beacons. I'm sure they never expected what happened to happen.

The Scout motto: Always be prepared.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:15 AM
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Interesting that this thread was just up; they are showing footage on the State Trooper show right now of them shooting the Howitzer cannon to set off avalanches on the Seward Highway. They actually showed the hit on the mountainside and then the resulting avalanche... really freaking cool!
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