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A Dozen More Turns Documentary

The film A Dozen More Turns by our friend Amber Seyler explores a fatal avalanche on Nemesis Mountain located on the Montana-Idaho border. Out of a party of five, one skier lost his life and another was critically injured, eventually losing his leg. The party involved was highly trained and experienced (the deceased skier, Blake Morstad, held a master's degess in snow science) and the film considers some of the human factors involved in the incident.

The film features video footage from the group that was, remarkably, lost in the slide and recovered in the spring. There are interviews with those involved in the incident, rescuers, and avalanche experts. A Dozen More Turns can help any backcountry traveler understand that a consistent (and cautious) process of decision making is always necessary in avalanche terrain. We've previously recommended this powerful 30 minute documentary from 2007 which is now available on YouTube for the first time.


Let us know if you find this video interesting for your own viewing or any avalanche educataion efforts. We've also posted 2013 footage taken by another skier on Nemesis Mountain as he was captured in a slide and subsequently rescued.

Via Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 2/7/13
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