Reflections of a Mountain Guide Survivor, twenty years later and a similar snowpack
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A feature length documentary based on the events and circumstances surrounding the 1982 avalanche in Alpine Meadows, CA.
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As with most avalanche stories reported in traditional media, not all of the facts are correct. The Durrand Glacier avalanche story is different—the autocratic behaviour and arrogance of Rudi Beglinger is very accurate. The suggestion that his clients are experienced backcountry skiers is a stretch. Rudi’s clients are keen skiers who are looking for leadership …
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