Mountain News: Oh, the delights of getting over 60 

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All of his companions were equipped with beacons and other gear, allowing the survivors to reach his body within 10 to 15 minutes. But already, there was no pulse, according to a report of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The victim was 37 and, according to the Summit Daily News, a highly regarded employee in the Summit County government.

In Montana, a skier survived an avalanche in Glacier National Park, but was badly beaten up. His helmet was smashed to pieces, he suffered a broken arm, six broken ribs and also had head injuries, reports the Whitefish Pilot. He was also buried up to his neck, but his companion was able to dig him out and they both lived to tell the story.


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