VIDEO: Skier Triggers Huge Avalanche and Escapes by Parachute at the Last Second

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Professional speed rider Maxence Cavalade was skiing the beautiful backcountry on the North-East face of Charvet in Val d’Isère when he triggered a huge avalanche during his run.

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Maxence triggers the slide. Credit: Maxence Cavalade

Luckily for him, he had a parachute on and managed to leave the ground just as the snow beneath him cracked and started sliding down the hill (cue James Bond theme tune…).

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As he soars above the valley, the slide he triggered is clearly visible. Credit: Maxence Cavalade

As he turns around the sight of the avalanche behind him shows that had he not escaped, there would probably have been a more tragic outcome.

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