Skier caught in an avalanche with his helmet cam on

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Skier caught in an avalanche with his helmet cam on

by SusanM » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:33 pm

Swift rescue after being buried:

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by WouterB » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:42 am

Damn, he makes some very uncomforting sounds... .

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Wow.

by TimmyC » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:10 pm

That made me very uncomfortable. I mean, I read the description, and I'm glad it apparently ends miraculously well, but after the first few moments of the skier being buried and starting the panic whimper, I just couldn't watch any more -- again, even knowing in advance that it ends well. That gave me the vicarious claustrophobia willes... yeesh. That said, great vid (well, what I watched, at least) and very cool that the tech exists and is as widespread as it is to bring this kind of storytelling back to us.

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by Gafoto » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:29 pm

That is rough to watch. I have to imagine after about a minute he was thinking to himself "crap, I'm going to have my death caught on film".

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by John Duffield » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:45 pm

So he got located not by Beacon but by loose glove? This vid or something very much like it was on another thread touting the benefits of Avalung.

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by jordansahls » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:20 am

Its funny that this vid is used to market the avalung, In the description it says that the skier was unable to get the mouth peice fully in before he was buried, sounds like it didn't really help him at all.

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by Day Hiker » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:39 pm

squishy wrote:...everyone should see this...


No! From the description, it sounds like I really DON'T need to see it.

And I'm already smart enough not to go skiing in avalanche country.

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by tigerlilly » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:20 pm

incredible

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by RayMondo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Despite the loft of the powder when its moving, he sure go packed in tight when it settled. The one avalanche trail I've come across was real nasty chucks and blocks.

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by Augie Medina » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:24 pm

Not something for his loved ones to see. All they need to know is that he's still here! Sobering.

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by Roam Around » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:57 pm

RayMondo wrote:Despite the loft of the powder when its moving, he sure go packed in tight when it settled. The one avalanche trail I've come across was real nasty chucks and blocks.


when it stops moving it sets up like concrete. Sometime go try to dig into one of the piles in a grocery store parking lot or something from the plows. It's shckingly hard to dig into.

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by musicman82 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:32 am

I saw this video last month during an avalanche training seminar - uncomfortable doesn't begin to describe it!

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by RayMondo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:05 am

I heard that you should make a swimming motion as you slide so you might stay on or near the surface, and just as you come to a stop puch around to create some breathing space.


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