Buried — Updated Edition

September 29, 2020|
Buried — Updated Edition by Ken Wylie
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An unparalleled memoir that grapples with the complex relationships that exist within the mountaineering community and how personal choices can have deep and tragic consequences.

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 did not specifically note guide error as 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.

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.

Ken Wylie is an internationally certified mountain guide and a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the American Mountain Guides Association. He has led expeditions around the world, including Canada, New Zealand, Peru, Denali, and Joshua Tree. He has 3...
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Title:Buried — Updated Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:September 29, 2020
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771603850

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