Thanks to everyone who showed up for the avalanche airbag demonstration last night!
Randy of Cripple Creek Backcountry in Carbondale was gracious enough to let us use his space, which more and more is becoming a terrific gathering place for fun events like this one (Talk to him about getting set up with an ABS or BCA pack). For those of you who weren’t there, we got together a handful of folks who had just purchased airbags but hadn’t tested them yet, along with some other packs and interested people for an evening of airbag education.
It was a great opportunity to see many of the different airbag systems and pack styles. Everyone got to check out the differences and realize that while there are so many variables and nuances, you really can’t go wrong as they are all well made life saving devices. Hopefully we can do it again sometime, let me know if there is interest.
Nick Thompson brings an incredible amount of skiing and mountaineering experience to WildSnow.com. Nick grew up climbing and skiing in the mecca of Telluride. He has a super attitude and incredible drive, making Nick one of those people who is terrific to be in the mountains with.