I made a post in KC's POV Edit thread asking about the circumstances around his getting caught in a slide in the first clip and I wanted to open it up to others. Would love to hear some input from people who are out skiing different terrain every week all over the planet. It's one thing skinning around a zone in your "backyard" that you're intimately familiar with, something all together different to be on a different snowpack in a different hemisphere. Here's the post/questions:
"I liked on the freeskier link you talked about your decision making process and the steps you took prior to skiing the line. I think people should talk more about those decisions. So many yahoos with no real understanding of snowpack and what mountains are capable of just sending it.
This is more of a general question, but KC I'd like your input: You said the day before you had skied the same zone. What's that selection process like? Do you guys dig pits (even quick ones) on various aspects to get a feel? Just ski cut everything and kick cornices? Just know the terrain and snowpack well enough where it's more of an intuitive decision coupled with avy forecasting for that day/elevation/aspect?
I'd assume on a big project with a big budget there'd be guides/snow safety people who work with the same terrain day in and day out, but with a crew like Voleurz are you just relying on one another to make terrain decisions?"