- A gaggle of skiers shared a hair-raising video of certainly one of them falling right into a deep crevasse.
- The helmet digicam provides a skier’s-eye-view of the seemingly unstoppable descent.
- The group shared the video as a reminder to remain alert on the slopes.
A helmet digicam recorded the second a skier plunged 15 ft right into a hidden crevasse within the Alps, earlier than lastly managing to come back to a cease on a tiny ledge that was simply inches huge.
Within the video shared by French snowboarding group Les Powtos final week, the digicam exhibits the skier’s-eye-view in La Grave, a resort by the mountain La Meije.
After traversing powdery white snow at velocity, the unnamed skier tries to divert round what first seems to be a shallow dip. The dip seems to be the doorway to an especially deep and slim crevasse.
Plunging into the crevasse, the skier involves a cease along with his skis on the narrowest of ledges. He then lets out an expletive as snow falls previous him, with the digicam revealing the alarming additional depths beneath.
Based on the Grenoble-based group, which needs to stay nameless, the skier noticed the crevasse on the final minute, so “he was in a position to keep away from going straight into it, however misplaced his steadiness and at last fell into it.”
The group additionally advised Insider that the person, in addition to these he was with, had a variety of security and climbing tools on them, which means he was in a position to begin climbing out even earlier than the remainder of the group caught up.
The group posted one other video of the skier rising from the outlet afterwards.
The incident occurred final April, the group mentioned, however they have been hesitant to submit the video for concern of hyping the hazard.
However in the end, they advised Insider, they felt that posting it may function a reminder in opposition to letting down your guard.
“This video is not to create a buzz, however to indicate that even when you realize the glacier of La Grave effectively, you possibly can nonetheless get caught out in case you let your self get carried away by euphoria on the slopes,” they mentioned.
The video has already racked up hundreds of thousands of views on social media.