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Some questions need to be asked here, after 30 years of guiding in the NZ mountains one learns when heavy snow warnings go out to mountain punters that there is a high avalanche warning as there was in the area, questions need to be asked, why were these people/skiers out there!
Either the Alpine Guide or the Alpine Guide company only think these warnings are for only other people, they forget again snow and avalanches don't know that a person is a so called professional expert!
There seems there needs some question/answers lucky the alpine ski guide this time only got bumped around a bit, but not long ago two mountain guides were killed at Mt Cook one day after the snow storm!
Professional Alpine Operator providers don't seem to learn patience and take risks! Question what does the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council inquiry say!
- Ian McAlpine