Lost in the Elks

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Lost in the Elks

Postby Bob » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:51 pm

I came across this story about a guy who got lost bc skiing solo out of Marble CO, and figured it might be worth reading, if only for reminding ourselves about questionable decisions we've made in the past:
https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/s ... ckcountry/

And here's the guy's Facebook posting about the event, which I found pretty interesting:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/greg-ber ... 360842073/

Gotta give the guy major props for putting together a personal analysis of his mistakes and publishing it. He wrote this:
I’ve debated if and how to share about this. In the backcountry ski / mountaineering circles, there’s an ethic that we share our mistakes to help others learn, and to avoid future repeats of this mistake. In reflection, I’m pretty embarrassed about my decision-making, but I’m going to let go of all of that, and be honest about what happened, even though it’s easy to criticize.
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