As frequent visitors to S&F already know, we love POV footage. Whether it is the Provo Brothers slashing through the Utah backcountry or surfers getting shacked at Teahupoo, we just cannot get enough of the GoPros, VHoldrs, et al.
Then we have today’s helmetcam video of a skier getting caught in an avalanche while hitting the Alaskan backcountry. While we are incredibly stoked to see the footage, it is a very sobering experience to see someone caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. You can read the full account of the story here.
As the winter season approaches and the thrills of backcountry skiing/snowboarding appear on the horizon, use this video as a cautionary tale to safely slay those distant powder stashes. With the proper training, equipment (check the Avalung) and guides, the backcountry becomes a much safer place. You can learn more about avalanche safety at the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education.
Skier Buried In Avalanche POV Video