Noticed I’ve had this post sitting in the queue for awhile and apparently never pushed go. Go has now been pushed.
Johno Verity recounts his experience in an avalanche on Mount Cook, NZ on August 17th, 2008. His words at 3:30 “there was just nothing I can do” are the reason I break out the books every year around this time to start reading up and get everything fresh in my mind again. To be sure, there’s no substitute for experience, but keeping that knowledge at the top of your mind is still a good thing.