The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
Nature, in its unbridled glory, can be a bit dangerous. And travelling across snow always has an element of risk that you might be carried away and burried by the stuff you’re walking on.
I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on the slopes. But this is the most awesome video I’ve seen for ages of survival under extreme conditions thanks to a piece of gear that weighs less than lunch.
It is headcam footage that shows a guy going down the slope, getting hit by an avalanche and being burried by it. You can hear him struggling to get air and finally see his friends digging him out.
Check this out:
You can read more on how the AvaLung works and how it compares with the Avalanche Airbag System in a related article.