Know fear

Updated: March 11, 2014, 3:03 PM ET
By Mary Fenton | ESPN.com

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A deep-seated fear of avalanches was ingrained in me from an early age.

This twisted force of nature was a part of daily mountain life, as slide debris frequently shuttered the mountain pass that separated my hometown from the rest of civilization. Every time my family drove to Denver for provisions like fresh produce and trips to the dentist, I'd hold my breath, first as we passed the infamous backside of Stanley Peak, ...

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