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Old January 10th 05, 10:00 AM
Simon Brown
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Default Snowboarder Dead :-(

From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a skier in
the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying in the snow
without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was rammed by the skier who
was travelling at a very high speed.
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Old January 10th 05, 10:09 AM
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Simon Brown wrote:
From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying
in the snow without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was
rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very high speed.


I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control throughout
the Sella Ronda this Xmas - the chances are slim, but let's hope the culprit
comes forward or is identified.


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Old January 10th 05, 10:11 AM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Simon Brown wrote:
From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying
in the snow without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was
rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very high speed.


I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control throughout
the Sella Ronda this Xmas - the chances are slim, but let's hope the

culprit
comes forward or is identified.



Maybe there will be more info in the Italian press / websites.
--
Simon Brown
www.hb9drv.ch



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Old January 10th 05, 10:17 AM
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Simon Brown wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Simon Brown wrote:
From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying
in the snow without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was
rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very high speed.


I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control
throughout the Sella Ronda this Xmas - the chances are slim, but
let's hope the culprit comes forward or is identified.



Maybe there will be more info in the Italian press / websites.


They pretty much say the same, although it appears that there is a good
description of the offender.


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Old January 10th 05, 10:18 AM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Simon Brown wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Simon Brown wrote:
From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying
in the snow without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was
rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very high speed.

I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control
throughout the Sella Ronda this Xmas - the chances are slim, but
let's hope the culprit comes forward or is identified.



Maybe there will be more info in the Italian press / websites.


They pretty much say the same, although it appears that there is a good
description of the offender.



I can't believe someone wouldn't stop in those circumstances. They might
have been able to help. At least call for assistance. I hope they find him.

A. D.


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Old January 10th 05, 10:26 AM
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Le Dieu wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Simon Brown wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
...
Simon Brown wrote:
From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer
gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder
lying in the snow without offering any assistance. The
snowboarder was rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very
high speed.

I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control
throughout the Sella Ronda this Xmas - the chances are slim, but
let's hope the culprit comes forward or is identified.



Maybe there will be more info in the Italian press / websites.


They pretty much say the same, although it appears that there is a
good description of the offender.



I can't believe someone wouldn't stop in those circumstances. They
might have been able to help. At least call for assistance. I hope
they find him.


Yep - at the end of the day, any one of us could be a victim of something
like this.


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Old January 10th 05, 11:31 AM
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BTW he died of head injuries, I don't know if he was wearing a helmet.
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Maybe there will be more info in the Italian press / websites.



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Old January 10th 05, 11:29 AM
Florian Anwander
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Hi cupra

I suffered a few near misses from people on the edge of control throughout
the Sella Ronda this Xmas

I do not really like prejudices, but my experiences with skiing in
italian resorts, which are visited much by it italian skiiers, a If
there is a queue at the lift it is dangerous to ski the piste.
I never had that many really dangerous close-to-accidents with people
who could not ski, but did a race down the piste, while talking to a
mobile phone (or similar nice behaviours...).
New year 2001 in Campitello we decided to do only backcountry tours,
though we had bought four day ressort tickets - the avalanche risk was
not that high as the risk to be injured on the piste.

Florian

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Old January 10th 05, 10:49 AM
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On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:00:40 +0100, "Simon Brown"
wrote:

From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a skier in
the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying in the snow
without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was rammed by the skier who
was travelling at a very high speed.


I find this a bit like the fairly frequent "biker down" threads on
ukrm. I mean, was it anybody I know, or you know? If not, what's the
big deal? I mean, it's not _that_ unusual an occurence.

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Ski Club of Great Britain - http://www.skiclub.co.uk
All opinions expressed are personal and in no way represent those of the Ski Club.
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Old January 10th 05, 10:52 AM
cupra
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Ace wrote:
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:00:40 +0100, "Simon Brown"
wrote:

From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.

"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a
skier in the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying
in the snow without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was
rammed by the skier who was travelling at a very high speed.


I find this a bit like the fairly frequent "biker down" threads on
ukrm. I mean, was it anybody I know, or you know? If not, what's the
big deal? I mean, it's not _that_ unusual an occurence.


The day a death on the slopes is treated as 'not a big deal' is the day I
think I'll hang up my boots.....


 




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