Originally Posted by lhowemt
Wow, I bow in honor of the first person in the world who was never an uniformed unskilled newbie, or a skilled and knowledgeable person who never made a mistake and never misjudged anything. You are so rad.
This wasn't one or two or three ignorant/uninformed newbies. This was a couple hundred or so people who knew enough about the BC to carry and know how to use rescue equipment fairly competently. This was mass stupidity/arrogance/foolishness/overestimation of their skills and the capabilities of their machines.
Sorry, but IMO it's pretty hard to see it any other way. It didn't have to happen, it was no accident.