VIDEO: Close up and personal with an avalanche

Well, if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to have some avalanche-assistance getting down your line, here’s some beta.

While short-lived and presumably minor, this footage is nonetheless fascinating. Watch how the snow breaks and seems to bubble and wave before Sorin Radu, the rider, turns to work his way out of it. At the 15 second mark he adjusts a bit, just enough to break it loose. According to the YouTube comments, this happened in the Retezat Mountains of the Southern Carpathians.

Damn. Scary stuff.

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