On My Mind

Judge Allows Avalanche Death Case to Proceed Against Vail

13 year old Colin Taft died in an inbound avalanche at Vail on January 22, 2012.  His family sued Vail arguing that the avalanche that killed Colin was foreseeable and that Vail was negligent in failing to either make the area safe for skiers by mitigating the known avalanche danger and/or was negligent in failing… Read more »

Are Zip lines Safe?

Outside Magazine published an in depth article recently which examined zip line injuries around the world. The article explored the overall lack of safety standards that exist to regulate the construction and operation of zip lines. Zip lines have proliferated as an adventure tourism staple. They can be found in the US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and… Read more »

A Very Real Look at an Avalanche Rescue

This avalanche burial and rescue was captured on video from the perspectives of victim and the companion rescuer.  Fortunately, the victim was located and uncovered without any apparent injury.  However, had these skiers not been skiing together and properly equipped, the worst could have occurred. The video is about 10 minutes long.  Its painstaking how… Read more »