Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo.

An amazing, sobering look at being stuck inside an avalanche. This skiier was outside of Haines, Alaska. Read the full story here.

The writer says:

"This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over 20 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.

"He was only buried for 4 and a half minutes which is incredibly short. I cannot stress these next sentences enough; that in and of itself to be unburied in ONLY 4:28 is miraculous if you have any understanding of being caught in an avalanche and what it takes to be found. It could literally be some kind of "world record" just on how good the guide and supporting cast of other skiers was in getting to him. It also shows why you should ALWAYS be going with people trained in avalanche rescue / first aid….as well as why you'd want to be going with a guided heli operation. Sure this was terrifying for him, but he would've probably been dead if not for going with a guide."

Comments

  1. Refurbished Lap
    November 10, 2009, 10:48 pm

    Wow thats awesome caught video…

  2. lil
    November 12, 2009, 6:36 pm

    I admire this man in the video I hate winter and snow …… I am was always cold…… brbrbr

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    January 15, 2011, 12:48 am

    That was really cool to watch!

  4. Tom Stark
    February 24, 2011, 9:31 pm

    That’s literally insane… I’m speechless. I was surprised to see how quickly they found him under all that snow. I mean, they could have had to search that entire mountain side! Thanks for sharing.

  5. refurbished p4
    February 26, 2011, 6:22 am

    Well thank God we did that because we definitely had down days again right from the get-go. The sledding up at Haines Pass is out of control good. Even staying closer to town like below Old Faithful is great. Can’t say enough about how much fun it is to ride snowmobiles up there with no trees.
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  8. Jeff Wolf
    May 10, 2011, 5:51 pm

    Wow. I can’t believe my eyes. That was an awesome video. Thanks for sharing

  9. Jeff Wolf
    May 10, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Thats unbelievable. I can’t believe what I just saw. Seeing is believing. Looks cold like a May day in Spokane, WA

  10. Jeff Wolf
    May 10, 2011, 5:55 pm

    The sledding up at Haines Pass is out of insane. I can’t believe my eyes. Even staying closer to town like below Old Faithful is great. Can’t say enough about how much fun it is to ride snowmobiles up there with no trees.

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    November 4, 2011, 10:39 am

    Wow! Incredible video!

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