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March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World
« on: 03/19/17, 04:12 PM »

Good article in the Wenatchee World about the recent Cedar Creek avalanche:

Avalanche victim: ‘They were rock stars’

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2017/mar/16/avalanche-victim-8216they-were-rock-stars8217/

I was interested to learn the names of the party members.

I skied with the guide, John Sunderland, on a NCHS trip I won in the NWAC auction raffle in 2010.

I worked with John Forsen, one of the rescuers, on the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum project.

Both great guys, and very experienced.

This brings the story home for me.
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Re: March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World
« Reply #1 on: 03/20/17, 07:09 AM »

Hard to imagine how anyone would typecast these people as in it only to "pump up their facebook egos."

Good to see their dignity and dimensionality documented. Kudos to a well executed rescue. Nicely done!
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Re: March 2017 Cedar Creek avalanche - Wenatchee World
« Reply #2 on: 03/20/17, 01:10 PM »

A little more about John Forsen. I know him as one of our region's top ski documentary producers.

There's a wikipedia page on him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forsen

Back in 1987 he produced a documentary film on 50 years of skiing in the Northwest. And as you can see from wikipedia, he's been pretty busy since then.
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