/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Getting Avalanched - Scary Video
This is not a film, this is raw footage taken from a skier's headcam. Don't expect fast-paced editing. Do expect a long period of darkness. We found it pretty gripping.
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*As much as you can get from behind a screen anyway.
What an incredible video. Thanks for sharing. Nightmare...
Thank for posting.
Same video dude.
Whoops. Brain fart. Here we go.
Yes that is bad isn't it. In fact it was discussed in a slight digression from this thread: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=533107 - look towards the end.
What is confusing to begin with is that you more or less assume the group 'leader' is the rather inept rescuer, whereas it's the guy who gets buried. This then poses a number of other queries about the group's conduct, not least of which is why only two out of five of them were wearing ARVAs!
You mean un-pisted?
Well there are some decent enough reasons for that. Total burial in a Scottish avalanche is not as common as in europe or the states, especially in our last couple of less snowy winters. What is of more concern is jaggy rocks. Also, a lot of the steeper lines are often skied in spring when the snow pack has consolidated and avalanches are less likely. Trancievers save lives but only in certain conditions.
> Pretty good rescue that. For balance, here's a vid of how not to do it.
May be the same video but it's well worth reading the description to get some context and an understanding of just how QUICK the rescue was in this case.
> May be the same video but it's well worth reading the description to get some context and an understanding of just how QUICK the rescue was in this case.
Yes. Read up the thread, I posted the wrong video.
Also he becomes more distressed when his mates move away for a second or two - he's not sure he's going to be able to continue to breathe and is panicking. They think he's ok as they have cleared his face but his chest is still compressed.
they did incredibly well: it's not what you do, it's who you're with!
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