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Avalanche videos part 20

Just some defensive ski cutting

Tanner Hall hugging the wall to stay out of the slide

Sliding in the wet

Sluff management demo

Sluff management gone wrong with a scary cliff drop as a result. Quite literally in the middle of nowhere – Kuril islands

Small windslab cut

When you’re unaware there’s slough chasing you… Mt. Hood

The Bearded Splitboarder account of a wet slab slide in Vasquez gulch

Vladimir Jovanovski in Popova Šapka in Macedonia

A proper clusterfuck in Les Trois Vallees but a happy ending.

Alfons Garcia manages to get out of the way in time on Baqueira Beret in Val d’Aran, Spain

Contrary to popular belief, Ukraine isn’t all flat. It has mountains and skier triggered avalanches like this one on Gendarme @ Dragobrat ski resort.

Intentionally skier-triggered avalanche near Eiseman Hut, Colorado, Jan.23rd 18

Large avalanche goes over an open ski piste hitting one skier

POV from Meribel, 3 Vallees sometime last year probably

Xavier De Le Rue escaping at speed to an island of safety as a slab cracks underneath him in Verbier

Guy gets lucky arresting on a spine as everything around him slides in Tetnuldi, Georgia.

Thomas Kray rides what is clearly avalanche terrain (Gazex clearly in view) and manages to deploy the airbag on his second attempt to stay on top @ Petit Balme in Tignes

Leo Taillefer setting them off all over the place in this compilation from Val D’Isere

Greg Weaver narrates what happened a decade ago on Sonora Pass

Talk about remote triggering… Gulmarg, Kashmir

UPDATE 16.4.2018

James Heim riding a spine in Alaska when everything around him dissolves

Florent Demaere cutting a slab on a traverse above Valle Blanche

Snowboarder oblivious to the mass of snow behind him

Airbag deployment above some sparse trees, guy manages to grab a branch and not get broken up in Czech Jeseniky Mountains

Leirdalen Norway in early April, not the ideal result when testing a slope.

UPDATE 9.5.2018

Richard Permin filming with MSP somehow outruns a collapsing spine

UPDATE 16.5.2018

Dash Longe in the Tetons. Found via the Guardian article on PTSD following avalanche accidents.

Avalanche videos part 19

New season, new videos. Unfortunately also at least two avalanche deaths reported so far.

View from Pik Lenin camp as avalanche slams into 8 people on the way up

Thomas Feuerstein rides out of a slide sometime last winter

TNT channel mashup of various avalanche involvements, mostly POV shots.

These 3 below are some of those videos that I’m always conflicted about sharing… plenty of incidents with more or less lucky escapes, sometime making it seem as if it’s all no big deal.

Avalanche Riders by the Best GoPro Channel:

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

And to end this, some education

BASICS 7 | Snow Safety & Awareness by HighFivesFoundation

Avalanche problems explained by the National Avalanche Center

Avalanche videos part 17

Some new slides mixed with new finds from previous seasons. First time also featuring some local footage.

Probably intentional storm slab release by Taos avalanche center in New Mexico

Mt. Saint Helens ski cut

Jonny & Ben Adler in a Vermont forest

Tom Oye with one of the first electric fan airbag deployments in action at Chocolate Bowl, Whistler

Darrell Miller filming with the Storm Show Studios

Skiers on Mt. Minamidake in Japan Caught in a Series of Wet Snow Avalanches

Unknown on Red Bull TV

Crystal Point Wet slide @ Solitude

Wet Slab Avalanche, North face of hatch peak. April 2013.

Sled triggered slab at Guardsmans Pass

Wet avalanche on Senggchuppa (3607m) north-est face, Switzerland

Hohes Bret, 21.4.2012, avalanche footage from around 4:50

Fieberbrunn, March 2015, footage from 1:30

Local section

Jani Hercog on Peca – Trebnikov žleb (a few seconds from ~0:27)

More local footage, location unknown, avalanche comes towards the end at 2min in.

Breaking the one at a time rule, unknown location, 2010

Stopped before he even realized he was in a slide

Bine Žalohar (on Vogel probably) filmed by the late Jure Breceljnik

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