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24Feb/120

Avalanche Triggered

An overcast day gives us hope that the top of Mt Apharwat will be accessible.  After waiting two and a half hours in line and watching multiple explosives go off, they finally start sending bodies up the gondola.  We traversed left towards the third bowl and dropped down for some powder turns.  One thing's for sure is that riding powder never ever gets old!

We ride back to the base of the gondola and start queing up for another run only to be informed over loudspeaker that an avalanche had been triggered by a skier in the main bowl.  Cloud cover prevented us any view of the avalanche.  Phase 2 was closed for the rest of the day.  The report by the Gulmarg snow safety team was posted shortly.  No casualties in the avalanche... another reminder to respect mother nature and her playground.

http://gulmargsnowsafety.com/index.php?post/2012/02/24/2012-2-24-PCR-Army-Ridge-shot-3

 

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