Guy trapped in avalanche with helmet cam filming it, rescued (video)

As a skier this scares the hell out of me. A guy is skiing with friends in Verbier, Switzerland when out of nowhere he gets covered up in an avalanche and buried beneath six feet of snow. This happened in 2011.


He says he managed to hold his hands in front of his face to create a pocket of air that he was able to breathe through. His friends saw it happen, and were able to get to him in only 5 minutes.

He ended up being fine, didn’t need to be helicoptered out. But man, this video scares me.

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