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(The Sun)   Skier outruns avalanche (with pics)   ( divider line
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22627 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Feb 2003 at 11:08 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-11 11:11:05 PM  
I did this before...Actually, I out ran a really big girl.
2003-02-11 11:11:56 PM  
Who cares....where's the page 3 girl?
2003-02-11 11:12:42 PM  
2003-02-11 11:15:13 PM  
2003-02-11 11:15:26 PM  
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Ah, CRAP.... another one of those idiots....
2003-02-11 11:15:39 PM  
Been there did that last week up here in montana last week
2003-02-11 11:15:54 PM  
Once again, if there were more guys like him, there'd be less guys like him.
2003-02-11 11:16:17 PM  
Big deal. I just saw MacGyver do it a few days ago.
2003-02-11 11:16:43 PM  
Looks like one of Robert Downey Jr.'s nightmares.
2003-02-11 11:18:54 PM  
Biggest rush of my life. I dont recommend it for others. I skied faster then i ever have before. well I have to pack for Vail..
2003-02-11 11:19:12 PM  
The avalanche wasn't THAT big
2003-02-11 11:19:38 PM  
Can you say thats one LUCKY farkhole???
2003-02-11 11:20:39 PM  
2003-02-11 11:22:49 PM  
looks like a pretty small avalanche to me...
2003-02-11 11:22:54 PM  
No "The Sun is There"?
2003-02-11 11:23:01 PM  
That so-called avalanche looks like a light dusting of snow blowing over a small hill.
2003-02-11 11:23:20 PM  
Are you sure this isn't a powerade commercial!
2003-02-11 11:23:22 PM  
What the heck? That's an avalanche?

THAT'S a bloody avalanche! You can't "outrun" something that swoops down the mountain at 60-80 miles per hour on average.

Unless they're talking about one of those "wet" avalanches, which is scarcely a one at all.
2003-02-11 11:23:36 PM  
Vin Diesel, Roger Moore, and George Lazenby surrender.
2003-02-11 11:23:59 PM  
Damn you large file! Display I say!

What the heck? That's an avalanche?
2003-02-11 11:24:03 PM  
SYBFB: So i guess next week you are going to vail next week?

(if lost, direct yourself to his post about montana)
2003-02-11 11:24:17 PM  
"Go that way...really fast...if something gets in your way, turn!"

/Charles DeMar
2003-02-11 11:24:52 PM  
Stupid. That looks like riding in fresh powder to me. If you've never seen any Warren Miller skiers, then maybe that looks like a big avalanche...
2003-02-11 11:25:03 PM  
Back in my day we had to outski avalanches all the time... and we had to WALK up the mountain... we didn't have fancy chairlifts and curved skis....
2003-02-11 11:26:22 PM  
A "Real" avalanche pushes a huge cloud of Everything in front of it, so you'd never really see the sliding snow. The tumbling also compresses the snow into something akin to heavy wet cement. That's why the uncrushed skiers who get caught in "Real" ones tend to suffocate--no air, no ability to tell which way is up, and you can't even expand your lungs, as it holds you too dam' tight. Not a good way to go.
2003-02-11 11:28:27 PM  
Ok, that avalanche may look small but is bloody lethal.

If any of you could actually make it up a t-bar without face-planting you would probably appreciate how badass that skier is
2003-02-11 11:30:43 PM  
Photoshopped? I wouldn't put it past the Sun.
2003-02-11 11:33:18 PM  
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2003-02-11 11:33:46 PM  
If you look real close, you can almost see the brown trail he was leaving behind.
2003-02-11 11:34:42 PM  
I would have photoshopped Louie Anderson rolling down the mountain with the intention of eating the skier.
2003-02-11 11:34:51 PM  
His heroic first words when the crew comes up to him:

2003-02-11 11:38:49 PM  
dumbass rescuer got there too early...

[image from too old to be available]
2003-02-11 11:41:20 PM is the opinion of the entire staff that Dexter is criminally insane...

..that boy needs thearapy... purely pyschosomatic
lie down on the couch... what does that mean?
you're a nut! crazy in the coconut!

...he must be white as a sheet, and he also made false teeth

2003-02-11 11:42:20 PM  
Bah. Anyone here seen Warren Miller's Extreme Winter? He was taking film of these two brothers from Vermont heli-skiing somewhere in the Rockies (IIRC). They had just gotten started, when the one in front hits a pack of snow just right and sends a cornice the size of a house down the other side. Just as this happened, his brother launched a turn that was taking him straight toward that hunk of falling snow. He had nowhere else to go, so as soon as he landed, he literally jumped for his life and made it. Good thing, too... the ride down was about 1500 feet.
2003-02-11 11:43:11 PM  
A little sensitive for people in my part of the world. 7 kids died last week when they got caught in an avalanch on a field trip. 2nd one to kill a group in the last month.
2003-02-11 11:44:01 PM  
whoops, forgot the "e"
2003-02-12 12:03:35 AM  
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Damn good movie...I've got that poster hanging on the wall in here.
2003-02-12 12:06:10 AM  
That is probably the best run he's ever made in his life. Must've been an adrenaline rush from hell (not a bad thing to most people pursuing sports like this). I almost envy him--except for the whole possible horrible death thing...
2003-02-12 12:25:32 AM  
That's no avalanche, that's just a little snow that it looks like he knocked loose himself.
2003-02-12 12:28:30 AM  
Damn small picture size... oh well

*right click --> save target as..
2003-02-12 12:55:06 AM  
The photographer looks pretty close. i guess he was pretty ballsy,or in a helicopter. or not afraid of an exagerated situation
2003-02-12 01:09:55 AM  
Vin Diesel would be proud...
2003-02-12 02:04:17 AM  
Didn't he outski it rather than outrun it?

2003-02-12 05:23:02 AM  
This is why people in avalanche territory should be careful.
2003-02-12 09:31:48 AM  
That's just a snapshot out of any given Ski movie. Whoop-de-freakin doo.
2003-02-12 10:27:28 AM  
That is a bunch of BS. It's a common move for extreme skiers to purposely carve a deep turn that triggers a slide so they can ski in front of it.
2003-02-12 10:34:50 AM  
I have commandeered myself out of 2 good sized avalanches and I consider myself lucky. Both stupid on my part. After the last episode I decided to take an avalanche awareness class, which has probably lowered my mortality rate when bagging fresh powder.

Best $300 I spent on snowboarding!
2003-02-12 10:41:55 AM  

That is more like a sluff rather than a full-blown avalanche. Sluffs are fun to ride when riding down a chute. Kind of like floating in my opinion. Just have to keep the nose up so you won't auger. Avalanches are a different story:

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This is an avalanche. You do not outrun or outski these.

One more thing: that xXx movie stuff is pure bullshiat.
2003-02-12 08:31:46 PM  
Reminds me of a MacGyver episode on TVLand (I think it was Monday). He got nailed by an avalanche. Luckily he made a bulldozer with a zipper and a ski-pole.


Or something like that.
2003-02-13 03:52:36 PM  
That is NOT an avalanche
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