OT Avalanches (was: Columbia)

From: Jeffrey S. Worley <Technoid_at_30below.com>
Date: Fri Feb 7 08:52:01 2003

When I was a kid, I tried and tried to make an igloo of packed cubes of
snow. I never could get one finished as once the walls started to curve
I couldn't get the layers to stick long enough to close the thing up and
complete it. An igloo is a very stable structure, but a half-finished
one isn't at all stable...

I've run a few over with the snowmobile in frustration.



-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk-admin_at_classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-admin_at_classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Hans Franke
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 9:21 AM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: OT Avalanches (was: Columbia)

> > Along the same lines; 7 school-kids on a ski outing were
> > killed by an avalanche in the Canadian rockies the same
> > day. CBC-TV jumped all over the Columbia event and ran
> > continuous coverage of the Columbia relegating the
> > avalanche victims to regular news coverage.

> I heard about the Avalanche, but I didn't think all the kids died.
> Unless, maybe the total number of kids was more than seven. I didn't
> really pay much attention, since it was someone else's local news, and
> was interested in hearing about national news..... the Columbia.

Yesterday 4 snowboarders, which where missing afer an avalanche
in the French Alps where rescued. They survived in a self made
igloo in 2150m (~7000ft) for 4 days.


VCF Europa 4.0 am 03./04. Mai 2003 in Muenchen
Received on Fri Feb 07 2003 - 08:52:01 GMT

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