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Holy crap! Luckiest man on the planet!

CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Accident Summary

A lone skier triggered, was caught, & buried in a small soft slab.

A car was parked on the side of Monarch Pass. The driver watched a skier cut into "Gun Shot Cut Bank", trigger a soft slab avalanche, get caught and get buried. The driver grabbed a shovel and jumped out of his car and ran over to the debris pile. There was a ski pole sticking out of the debris and the driver went to that and dug the skier out. No injuries were reported. Initial reports have the skier buried about 3 feet deep.


No doubt, that dude cheated death. Lucky as all hell.
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