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A Dozen More Turns

Posted by Pierce | March 5th, 2008 | Filed under Outdoor Sport

Oregon had nearly tricked us into thinking it was spring, but then it dropped a winter storm on us like a top-turnbuckle flying elbow from pro wrestler Supa Fly Jimmy Snuka. This past weekend we were blessed with another 15-ish inches of fresh pow. People raced to the mountain like kids to the tree on Christmas day. This weekend was another example of how this winter has been epic by all counts. However, in its “epicness” Mother Nature has also brought some near and not so near misses. This powerful film, A Dozen More Turns, portrays a very real example of the avie dangers that exist in the mountains. It depicts a group of friends in the backcountry, but it is worth the reminder because slides can happen at the resort too.

2 Responses to “A Dozen More Turns”

  • March 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Brett says

    Thanks for posting this film.

    This is an amazing story of a typical playful day in the backcountry gone horribly wrong. The first hand accounts in this film capture a scene that is all to familiar with people who seek powder in the backcountry with their best buddies. Anyone who needs their confidence in the bc to be put in check should watch this film because it conveys the haunting emotion one must go through when they lose the life of their closest friend.

    Oddly enough, I sat next to a great guy named Eric at SXSW last year who happened to have worked on this film with Terra Films just after I heard from my friend Jason this was his story. As if the story wasn’t already too familiar.

    My heart goes out to my buddy, Blake’s family, and all his friends that have to live with the loss someone who sounds like such an incredible person.

  • November 12, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Myrna Frye says


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