Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekend Warrior - Videos to Get You Scared!

For those dedicated Weekend Warrior watchers you may recognize this post.  I know, I know, I got a little lazy this week and decided to re-post this video blog from a couple years ago.  But, in my defense the content in these videos is very important to consider this time of year.  It's that shoulder season when all most people can think of is getting out and shredding down some snow covered slopes.  But before you go charging out the door and flying down the slopes remember that avalanches do happen and you'd better be ready to react if one does.  Better yet, you should probably know how to stay out of one in the first place!  If you haven't had any avalanche training and you're headed into the backcountry, it's time to get some. Check out our avalanche courses here.

OK, commence with repost:

Today we're going to look at some avalanches. Some of them are pretty scary and there's not a lot of information on the web about how the people caught in these avalanches turned out...which makes them even scarier.

In this first video, you'll see a compilation of avalanches from a snowboarding video.

In this second video, two snowmobilers who are high marking start a massive slab avalanche.

And in this third video, an avalanche that could take out a small city is documented by a variety of means, including by helicopters.

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