Airbag Night at Cripple Creek Backcountry

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Thanks to everyone who showed up for the avalanche airbag demonstration last night!

What do you call a party full of airbags?



Randy of Cripple Creek Backcountry in Carbondale was gracious enough to let us use his space, which more and more is becoming a terrific gathering place for fun events like this one (Talk to him about getting set up with an ABS or BCA pack). For those of you who weren’t there, we got together a handful of folks who had just purchased airbags but hadn’t tested them yet, along with some other packs and interested people for an evening of airbag education.

It was a great opportunity to see many of the different airbag systems and pack styles. Everyone got to check out the differences and realize that while there are so many variables and nuances, you really can’t go wrong as they are all well made life saving devices. Hopefully we can do it again sometime, let me know if there is interest.

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5 Responses to “Airbag Night at Cripple Creek Backcountry”

  1. Lou Dawson January 23rd, 2013 7:43 am

    Fantastic imagery Nick, thanks!

  2. Morroi January 23rd, 2013 7:58 am

    What a great idea! I can think of several other items other than airbags that would benefit from such a gathering for everyone to see and try before purchasing.

    Cool!

    Morroi

  3. Joe Risi January 23rd, 2013 8:22 am

    Is that a bottle of baby oil in the corner?

  4. Kelly January 23rd, 2013 2:35 pm

    That looks like a blast!

  5. Harald January 24th, 2013 6:32 am

    This looks like an great party. Just don’t repeat it in the next cable car. :-)

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