Wednesday, May 7, 2008

back in the saddle!

It's been a while, I know. I was not sure if I wanted to continue this blog anymore. Initially I thought it might be a good idea to start a little personal blog, but things have changed. I wanted to sharpen my less than midiocre writing skills, let some friends in Europe know what I'm up to these days (it's been almost 3 years that I wasn't there!), and probably most importantly, keep me off the streets! Let's just say, it was a good idea, I was just simply too lazy to keep it up in a busy Winter season like this one.
The picture above was taken about one hour before I got buried in a freaky, little avalanche at work in the Bobbie Burns. It was such a great morning with unbelievable low density powder, and it also was my last day guiding this winter season.
The worst part of the whole story, I buried a guest over 3 meters deep! Luckily we got him out fairly fast and he was unharmed, but the potential for desaster was huge. This was the first time in almost 20 years of guiding (14 winters with CMH), that I had a client I was directly responsible for, completely buried in a slide.Since we did not know what else to do after surviving this nasty little slide, we drank our guts out until 4a.m.! It was of course all fun until the next morning, when I actually realized first thing after I woke up, that there was a reason why I usually try to avoid partying past midnight.