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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:43 PM

12. I lost a friend to an avalanche in BC back in 2003.

He was a very skilled skier, took unnecessary chances (there were something like 17 BC avalanche deaths that year and the Canadian authorities were begging people not to do spring skiing in the back country, but people went out anyway). He had two little girls, aged 7 and 4.

I guess the adrenalin rush people get must make it seem worth it, but I have flashback memories to his horrible funeral - and his devastated wife, who was so grief stricken she literally had black veils over her face so she couldn't be seen - every time I hear a story like this. There's a sort of selfishness involved that I have trouble understanding. Was it worth it to ruin the life of his family? His wife couldn't even function; she had to go back home to her parents for a while.

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