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Avalanche kills director of Oregon avalanche center

March 10, 2016 - Uncategorized

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The director of an Oregon avalanche awareness and educational center was killed earlier this week by an avalanche.

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Kip Rand, who had been employed by the Wallowa Avalanche Center since last November, had been backcountry skiing when disaster struck.

Kip Rand is seen carrying skis in a photo posted on his Facebook page in 2014.

Kip Rand is seen carrying skis in a photo posted on his Facebook page in 2014.

Image: Facebook/kip rand

Rand, an experienced skier, was “caught at the very top of an avalanche” where he was swept down a near-vertical slope approximately 600 feet, Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers told Oregon Public Broadcasting. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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