Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Worst Nightmare.

Every backcountry skier's worst nightmare.
He forgot to do his "skier cuts" (hard jump turns a few feet from the top of the slope) to check the snow pack...almost cost him big.

Try holding your breath during the blue-screen between 1:48 - 6:10.
Yeah, impossible. I need to get an Avalung this year, no excuses.

From Chappy's vimeo post:
"This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over 10 seconds. The crown was about 1 - 1.5m. The chute that he got sucked through to the skier's right was flanked on either side by cliff bands that were about 30m tall. He luckily didn't break any bones and obviously didn't hit anything on the run out.

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