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Helmet cam captures skier trigger avalanche, burial and rescue

Raw video:Alaska.In this intense video, a skier with a helmet cam on gets caught in a huge avalanche, getting buried for four and a half minutes and then getting dug out.

The guy in the video was the first one to drop from their group and while not a guide (he was going tail-gunner style), had a lot of Utah and AK backcountry experience. He had a Black Diamond Avalung on, but as you can tell from the video while he’s talking as he’s dropping in, it wasn’t in his mouth to start. He tried to shove it in the instant of starting to get sucked down, but it didn’t stay. It was just off to the corner of his mouth he said, and he definitely got snow / ice build up as you’ll see on the second sweep of the mouth by the guide after they get to him.

So as he drops in you can also see the sluff to the skier’s right immediately start building….and that

Added: Sep-24-2009 
By: jdischord
News, Arts and Entertainment
Tags: Helmet cam captures skier trigger avalanche, burial, rescue, Haines, Alaaka
Location: Haines, Alaska, United States (load item map)
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