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7 Dead in US Avalanches Since November

December 22 2000 at 10:12 PM
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7 people have died since November in US avalanches. Experts are predicting an usually active season.
The victims ran the gamut: snowboard, snowmobilers, skiiers and hikers.

A lot of people are taking foolish risks.

Here are some links:
Avalanche's org's incident list for 2000-2001
http://www.avalanche.org/av-reports/index.html

Environmental News story on the danger
http://www.enn.com/news/enn-stories/2000/12/12202000/avalanche_40898.asp

News Search on Avalanche
http://www.moreover.com/cgi-local/page?o=portal&h=Search+results+for...+avalanche+victims&query=avalanche+victims

A story about US550 south of Montrose, Colorado, being billed "the most dangerous highway in avalanche season:

http://www.montrosepress.com/news/stories/00122001n.html

 
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