If you haven't already seen the Snow Fall article from the New York Times about an avalanche accident at Tunnel Creek in Washington, I encourage you to follow the link below.
There is a lot here to consider. From a backcountry skier's perspective, it is a glimpse of snow science, the often inexplicable drive for fresh snow, the benefit and danger group mentality, and the void in leadership that can occur when a collection of people operate as individuals. It is also a case study for any one who works with young people in the outdoors. I think I am only scratching the surface here and intend to do some additional research and see how this can be implemented in some of the courses I teach.
From a journalist's perspective or an artistic perspective, I also think that it is a fine example of how multi-media can be integrated to serve to inform, inspire and to also simply tell a story. The story is terrifying. The way that the story is told is beautiful. It is one that is truly worth telling.