FRI NIGHT VID: Getting Avalanched - Scary Video
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jan/2013
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In this week's Friday night vid we get pretty close to experiencing exactly what it is like to be avalanched.
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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.
We have just published two informative articles on Avalanches on UKC. Watch the film, read the articles, and try and stay safe in the mountains.
Thanks go to Chrissi Igel for sending us this link!
| Forums ( Read More... | 22 comments, 13 Jan 2013 )|
|He was wearing a Avalung this keeps him alive and the noise is the Avalung when he breaths.... there is loads of videos of this with them explaining what they are doing. and the video has been around for about 2yrs +...|
hedgehog77 - 13 Jan 2013
20. I believe this is due to the snow compressing his chest, and possibly shifting slightly as it settles. 55/min is very fast indeed. he is being forced to take small shallow breaths as he cannot expand his chest...
todness - 13 Jan 2013
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...
Dave Kerr - 12 Jan 2013
|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...|
jon - 12 Jan 2013
That's when you want reliable freinds!! Hopefully this video and the articles will improve awareness in Brits. Honestly, how many people wear transceivers in Scotland, and know how to use them? I imagine not too many.
Dunx - 12 Jan 2013
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