Monday, March 15, 2010

Climb Every Mountain

People die in Avalanches in Canada every year.

Many people.

14 last year.

  • 2 - Confirmed deaths in the slide
  • 30 - Injured, including three seriously and one in critical condition
  • 150-200 - People directly in the path of the avalanche
  • 4 - Search-and-rescue teams at the site of the avalanche
  • 5 - Canine units deployed
  • 3 - Helicopters
  • 4 - Years the Big Iron Shootout has been held
  • 4 - Avalanche deaths in British Columbia backcountry so far this winter
  • 26 - Deaths in 2008-2009
  • 13 - Deaths in 2007-2008
  • 148 - Deaths over the past 11 years

The folks who took to the hills in their $75,000 toys this weekend were well aware of the dangers.

They were emailing one another in advance with warnings.

"....the insanely high avalanche danger that is going to play a HUGE (their caps) factor this weekend."

So, otherwise reasonable, sane adults - some of whom own 5 snowmobiles in one family - choose to do what they do.

Kash Heed is looking at regulation.

Good luck.

Why not give them a Safe Snowmobiling Site and provide medical staff to help them climb clean?

Peace, Order and Good Goverrnment

From the inside, it looks a mess.

Or how else to explain the Urge to Blog?

Bit from the Outside, Canada is veering very close to Heaven on Earth.

Not only are we much admired round the crazy spinning globe, but now those mad handicappers who like to bet long shots on currency are taking dead straight aim at the Loonie.


Well, like the headline suggests, we are seen as a reasonable and well-ordered people.

Who knew?

And the Other One is...