Avalanche advice from a person who knows | SummitDaily.com

Avalanche advice from a person who knows

Adam Cumbie and Chris Harding should consider themselves lucky to be alive. Instead, your article on Feb. 5 suggests that they may be two individuals who have no respect for the power of Mother Nature.

The Summit Daily News story states that Mr. Harding has set off numerous avalanches, and now Mr. Cumbie has set off two.

But yet they return the next day to take photos.

I, too, have photos of an avalanche my husband was involved in. They were published in the newspaper with an article that basically served as his obituary. That was the first and only avalanche he was in.

In the 12 years since then, his two friends that were with him have never set off another avalanche. Nor have any of our friends or family.

Most people only have one experience with an avalanche, a lot of times ending tragically. Hopefully, this will be enough close calls with avalanches for Adam and Chris.

Don’t push fate. You are both lucky to be alive.

If you don’t have any regard for yourselves, at least have some for the people who could be caught in an avalanche below you.

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