VIDEO: Skier Caught in Avalanche in Chile on Tuesday

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This video shows us a skier getting caught in an avalanche in Chile on July 12th, 2016.

He was very lucky that he was able to stop on the rocks on the side of the couloir.  Had he continued down slope, who knows what would have happened.

The video is in Spanish, but you’ll get the gist of it easily.

“Les dejamos este corto de una avalancha que afectó a un grupo de atletas en la zona central hace dos días, si llegan a lugares como estos deben estar capacitados y evaluar las capas de nieve haciendo una calicata antes de bajar, siempre estén con su pala, sonda y arva. Nunca se sabe lo que puede pasar en la montaña.
Afectados: Raimundo de Andraca, Sebastián Reyes y Borja Mir.” – El Copo de Chile

Basic Translation:  “Here’s a short video of an avalanche that affected a group of athletes in the central Andes 2 days ago.  If you go to ski spots like this, make sure you evaluate the layers of snow before dropping in.  Always ride with your beacon, probe, shovel.  You never know what will happen in the mountains.  Guys in this video:  Sebastián Reyes y Borja Mir.” 

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