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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #25 on: 02/03/11, 07:36 AM »

I hope the weather holds out and pray for a successful rescue and the safety of all involved.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #26 on: 02/03/11, 07:42 AM »

This is tragic.

Some reports indicate she may have fallen up to 1,600 feet (600' initial vertical and 1000' of 45 degree slope) when the cornice she was on broke off the mountain. I've looked over the north ridge in that area in summer and remember it gving me the sewing-machine-knee queasies. Overall, not a hopeful scenario especially when combined with the time between confirmed missing and now.

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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #27 on: 02/03/11, 08:02 AM »

This is a very sad event for this community.  She is a well loved and beloved friend to many here.  Please don't release her name as her family and close friends would like to not have her name announced until there is word on her fate.  She has a brother in the Seattle area and parents back in Minn.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #28 on: 02/03/11, 08:14 AM »

Sad news. Hoping for the best.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #29 on: 02/03/11, 08:31 AM »

Indeed. Hopefully for friends and family, the news comes soon. I hope it's also a happy surprise, given the latest details.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #30 on: 02/03/11, 08:38 AM »

Looks like the news is now reporting that it is officially being called a recovery operation.  Truly unfortunate.  She will be greatly missed.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #31 on: 02/03/11, 08:43 AM »

Thinking positive thoughts for her and her family. Pretty tragic for this community.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #32 on: 02/03/11, 08:45 AM »

Very sad.  My thoughts are with her friends and family.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #33 on: 02/03/11, 08:47 AM »

Very sad.  My thoughts are with her friends and family.

and mine. so very sorry.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #34 on: 02/03/11, 08:49 AM »

My thoughts go out to her family and friends.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #35 on: 02/03/11, 08:51 AM »

I flew right over Red going out of SeaTac yesterday and was thinking about what to ski next in the Commonwealth. Totally different mindset now. Thoughts and prayers from the other side of the country.

Strength and faith to everyone who's up there today looking.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #36 on: 02/03/11, 09:01 AM »

very sorry to read this tragic news
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #37 on: 02/03/11, 09:05 AM »

sad indeed... followed her line once, looked on others with amazement..
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« Reply #38 on: 02/03/11, 09:08 AM »

 Cry. I am at a loss of words.

One can only hope for the best.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #39 on: 02/03/11, 09:09 AM »

Sending positive vibes to everyone involved.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #40 on: 02/03/11, 09:10 AM »

One can only hope for the best.

That is all that any of us can do now, hope and pray.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #41 on: 02/03/11, 09:21 AM »

Such a tragic loss, my heart goes out to all those involved and close to her. 
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #42 on: 02/03/11, 09:23 AM »

Very sad indeed. Thoughts out to those close to her.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #43 on: 02/03/11, 09:58 AM »

Updated this morning.  At least her co-workers knew who to call.  http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/115188489.html  Good luck to all involved.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #44 on: 02/03/11, 10:13 AM »

Reports are she was killed in an avalanche.  Backpack glove and other things found in avalanche debris.


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014118567_skier04m.html
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #45 on: 02/03/11, 10:14 AM »

worried...hoping
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« Reply #46 on: 02/03/11, 10:15 AM »

Just back from the pass. The heli arrived at daybreak, but clouds had begun to touch down on Snoqualmie and Kendall, with counterpropagating winds near the ridges. Organized SAR and dogs in the parking lot/heading into Commonwealth, just as they had been in several teams overnight. Precip was just barely starting, but visibility remained good below the clouds.

Remarkably good things happen all the time in the mountains.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #47 on: 02/03/11, 10:15 AM »

She truly loves hugs.
By biggest one goes out to her now.
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #48 on: 02/03/11, 10:39 AM »

Thoughts to family and friends... Sad
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Re: Missing BC skier near alpental....
« Reply #49 on: 02/03/11, 10:43 AM »

Horrible news, hoping for something miraculous.
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