The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek


I just spent the last hour reading this stoy. It is powerful stuff. Tragic and powerful. Absolutely gripping.
I finished that this morning. The story was incredible. How it was presented was awesome! They took a big leap forward on how to present stories on the web. I hope more websites follow suit. The internet could become vastly more interesting.
While beautiful, I find this type of thing to be distracting. Instead of just reading the story, I find myself poking around and trying to make sure I don't miss any clever interactive shit. The problem is that it's nonlinear -- you can't just take in the story and be done.
Just ignore the interviews/etc. and read the words. Words are all you need.
meh. the only real compelling reason to read it is the novel multimedia experience. i found myself skimming the story...all the details about each skier etc. just seemed boring. a bunch of thrill-seekers who made a pretty human and not unexpected mistake. i did not find that very compelling.
tragic, yes. but is that all we are gawking at here? isn't this story just more rubbernecking at other people's misfortune?
@1, completely agree. Mesmerizing.
Love the trails on the maps/photos that progress along with the text.
Having skied the run several times, the level of detail of the reporting and the interactive information was amazing. Seeing the details of how I lost a friend was heartbreaking. A great article, amazing design work and a warning to those of who do ski outside the rope lines.
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This was purely gripping to read and interact with. I cant help but observe that the only likely reason to nay-say this amazing work would be because it doesnt fit into a sound-bite our social-media-addicted selves have become so dependant on. Pick something up thats more than even a couple hundred words and get lost once and a while, for crying out loud!
In response to Onion, one of the reasons it's not just gawking at other's misfortune is because of the lessons drawn, about the pitfalls of group decision making and the risks even experts take when they are lulled into a false sense of confidence due to overconfidence, ego, or just plain carelessness. There's an important cautionary tale here, told well.
Absolutely mesmerizing in its beautiful reporting, I spent an hour reading it also.