Een lawineredding aan het einde van het seizoen op Mt. Whitney in California. Blijft heftig om te zien. Goed om te zien dat de persoon rustig blijft en de leiding neemt.
Beschrijving van de redder:
The brief summary is that my buddy Matt and I were hiking up to ski the Mountaineers Couloir on Mt. Whitney. Less than an hour into the approach, a wet avalanche (mainly ice and dense snow) was naturally triggered by the sun around noon. We were directly in the path of the slide and ran for cover behind a huge boulder about 30 feet away from us. Two men in front of us were directly hit by the slide and one was missing after we came out behind the boulder. We found him partially buried under a refrigerator sized block of ice after a brief search. We dug him out, search and rescue came, and he got helicoptered out due to an ankle or leg injury. Matt and I continued up, camped around 12,000 ft, summited the next day, and I skied the Couloir.
En het volledige verhaal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13tRvrP-cDTtTDXh0SJs3Vq49NWUsmWXiWK...