Just when you thought you had all your bases covered. Good, quality ski equipment…check. Reliable ski partner…check. Promising weather forecast…check. Low avalanche danger…check. Raptor danger…check?! This sign was found in the French Ridge Hut on the way to Mount Aspiring, NZ.
HA! I see a clear opportunity to make a new niche market of “falcon proof helmets”!
i have this same problem while spring skiing in the northern gallatins. this one chute is 100% for a falcon dive bomb in the spring. hense Falcon Squad Couloir! but who are they calling an ususpecting tramper?
There should be signs…a red tailed hawk or some other pissed of bird started dive bombing me when I was fishing in the Winds once (maybe it should be “fishing” as I don’t think we caught anything).