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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:59 am 
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Took a nice shot to my right ski yesterday. Gonna have to go get that filled it

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Happy New Year and pray for snow!

I have one word for all of you from the Medics and Mammoth Hospital..."triage".

There may have been an ice climbing fatality or severe injury in Lee Vining Canyon today. Praying it's not the former.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:51 pm 
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I hope it turns out to be only an injury.

And yes, I am praying for snow.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:31 am 
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Still some fun skiing out there.... just watch our for the increasing little floaters


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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Just did six days straight. Pretty fun besides all the crowds. Probably only skied an hour or so after lunch every day in a T-shirt (man it was spring-like warm).

I'm hoping to make it back up later this month

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:10 pm 
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skibum4ever wrote:
I hope it turns out to be only an injury.

And yes, I am praying for snow.


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Mono County Sheriff's Office (FB page has video of helicopter rescue)
2 hrs ·
At 12:15 pm on Monday, January 1, 2018, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team was called out for rescue of an injured ice climber. A 64-year old Mono County man fell about 40 feet while climbing ice at Chouinard Falls in Lee Vining Canyon. Five SAR team members hiked down from the green bridge on the Highway 120 Tioga Pass road, while two more were lowered from California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter H40. The subject was placed in a litter and carried to a location where a helicopter hoist was done by CHP helicopter H40. He was transferred to Care Flight at Lee Vining airport, and flown to Reno for treatment.

Many thanks to the California Highway Patrol for their invaluable assistance in rescuing the injured climber. Also, thank you to Care Flight for safely transporting the patient to critical care in Reno. Because this incident occurred beyond the closure of Tioga Pass, SAR required the assistance of CalTrans to access the best entry point. We appreciate the willingness of our partner agencies to assist whenever we call.

Finally, the most recognition goes to our SAR Team, who voluntarily risk life and limb to rescue those who are injured in our backcountry and remote locations. The dedication and skill of our SAR Team is unmatched, and I am proud that they are a part of our organization.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
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Only floaters I found today were on Solitude. St Anton was pure bliss...

See my full report at mammothsnowman.com

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:15 am 
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Those 2" we got yesterday have been stripped off the summit by now! Check out the summit cam this morning. Want a wind facial...drop on in! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
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10-18 new and it's still snowing, good bye hard pack


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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 pm 
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I just saw on our local news of a female skier who got caught dangling from the lift at Mammoth on Thursday? and she was thankfully able to drop into a net held by personnel. Anybody know about this?

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
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Yes. Apparently the safety bar was down when she and her family went to load onto the chair. (This tells me the liftie and the family weren't paying enough attention!) When they tried to load the chair, it pushed her mom and sibling forward and away, but her ski got caught in the foot rest of the bar so the chair drug her up a little way before the shouting family could get the liftie to shut down the chair. Patrol and others got out the safety net and once she was able to loosen her ski, she fell square into the net. Unfortunately, a Patroller's hand got hit by her ski as she fell into the net and either broke or lacerated his hand so he had to go to the hospital.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:54 pm 
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^ Excellent clarification, SL.
What a bummer... for the patroller.


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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 am 
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Looking beautiful this morning! Nice waking up to avy bombs again! :clap:

Winter storm watch up for Monday night into Tuesday which should bring us feet more of snow starting tonight!

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Look Cheapski...shrub skiing at Canyon!

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
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Look Cheapski...shrub skiing at Canyon!


Not for long if we can believe the weather forecast. Thanks for the info on that skier.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Conditions Winter 17/18
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
Yes. Apparently the safety bar was down when she and her family went to load onto the chair. (This tells me the liftie and the family weren't paying enough attention!) When they tried to load the chair, it pushed her mom and sibling forward and away, but her ski got caught in the foot rest of the bar so the chair drug her up a little way before the shouting family could get the liftie to shut down the chair. Patrol and others got out the safety net and once she was able to loosen her ski, she fell square into the net. Unfortunately, a Patroller's hand got hit by her ski as she fell into the net and either broke or lacerated his hand so he had to go to the hospital.


THANKS so much for the report Sierra Lady! I had seen the video and was very curious as to how it started. I think its very important for us ALL to know how something like this occurs. Sure we all know how to use the lifts, but you just never know how one, yourself or loved one, might end up in this situation.

Thankfully this person was able to mentally keep it together enough to work with getting free, which seemed to definitely take a LOT of work hanging upside down for that length of time.

As noted it is also curious that others didn't come to assist with the net catch...is that permitted? I would think the more folks carrying the net the easier it is to catch the person, but does staff prefer only staff members to hold the net?

And the update on the person getting a laceration from the ski is a reminder, if volunteering for this, to keep protective clothing on your hands and arms when holding the net, but I do assume this was the case anyway. Still, the ski's edge isn't something one might think about in this urgent situation.

Well done to all those who helped.

Thanks again.


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