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    Tree Wells: the Skier's Deathtrap You've Never Heard Of

    fileRecent heavy snowfall in many parts of the West makes this a timely tale of caution: Scott Allen Meyer died on January 8, 2011, at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana on a calm and clear day in good snow conditions. There was no avalanche, and Scott was a skilled snowboarder. He never saw it coming. What's worse, the same thing happened only a week before to 16-year-old Niclas Waeschle. These deaths were not only tragic, they were preventable. What killed Scott and Niclas? They skied ...

    Posted by Hovey WMI on February 1, 2012 5:17 PM & Tagged WMI, Wilderness Medicine Institute, skiing and tree wells | permalink | Comments

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