Friday, March 20, 2015

Dramatic Rescue of Skier Caught in Avalanche

Video from a helmet camera shows the terrifying moment an Australian skier was buried by an avalanche while skiing with friends on the Swiss-French border. James Mort was at Les Crosets when he was trapped by the avalanche in January.

From the author: "It is important to learn from the mistakes of others as well as yourself. I have uploaded this video to act as a learning tool to demonstrate what ill preparedness looks like in an avalanche rescue situation. As the buried skier, I am incredibly lucky to be alive. A full write up of the incident is available here.

This video documents an avalanche accident that occurred in the Swiss Alps on the 30/01/2015.
The accident happened within the resort boundary on a slope not known for slides. Please be careful and never take safety for granted. Decision making is paramount whenever off piste and always carry a beacon, probe and shovel. Most importantly get educated. Stay safe."

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