Video: Downhill skiers hit tremendous speeds as they race down a mountain, but it still isn’t fast enough to outrun an avalanche. Fortunately for Maxence Cavalade, the parachute he was using to speedride down Mont Charvet in France carried him to safety and probably saved his life.
In the 2017 Federal Budget, handed down this evening, there is $0.7 million allocated over a two year period to create a National Fire Danger Rating System.
Some bad decisions were made while backpacking The Lost Coast and a buddy ended up alone, in a storm, after dark, fording whitewater and climbing cliffs with no gear. I should have known better, but at least we got a good story out of it.