The Resource Buried, Ken Wylie, (electronic resource)

Buried, Ken Wylie, (electronic resource)

Label
Buried
Title
Buried
Statement of responsibility
Ken Wylie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiing groups down the 37-degree incline of a run called La Traviata and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by remaining group members, an unthinkable outcome became reality. Seven people were dead. The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of the seven dead Canadian and US skiers on television screens and the pages of newspapers. The official analysis was that guide error was not a contributing factor in the accident. This interpretation has been insufficient for some of the victims’ families, the public and some members of the guiding community. Why did the guiding team seemingly ignore a particularly troublesome snowpack? Why were two groups travelling so close together? Were the guides adhering to best practices for terrain selection and snow stability evaluation? What motivated them to go there? Buried is the assistant guide's story. It renders an answerable truth about what happened by delving deep into the human factors that played into putting people in harm’s way. The story begins buried metres deep in snow, and through care-filled reflection emerges slowly like spring after a long winter, nurturing a hopeful, courageous dialogue for all who make journeys through the mountains of their life. The story illustrates the peace that comes from accountability and the growth that results from understanding
Member of
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Alberta Reads eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Buried, Ken Wylie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://epl.cantookstation.com/resources/587f714a2357946e81808b07
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • EPLMNA
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771600279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
http://cantookstation.com/resources/587f714a2357946e81808b07
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1927700
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1927700
  • (CaAE) http://cantookstation.com/resources/587f714a2357946e81808b07

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