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Highmarking while snowmobiling is dangerous in these current conditions


The Canadian Avalanche Centre says highmarking, while snowmobiling is dangerous given the current conditions.


Highmarking is described as the challenge of riding a snowmachine as high as possible on the side of a steep, snow-filled mountain is great fun that requires skill.  Anna Brown a forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre this is dangerous with the current conditions

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The RCMP have said the latest avalanche death was caused when a snowmobiler was highmarking on Babcock Mountain near Tumbler Ridge.  The snowmobiler triggered the avalanche at approximately 2:30pm Saturday.  Anna also says the current dangerous avalanche conditions in our area may stick around until the end of the snowmobiling season



For current avalanche conditions visit www.avalanche.ca

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