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This is what it looks like when you get caught in an avalanche

We’ll just stay inside where it’s safe and warm, thank you very much.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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We’ve seen our fair share of scary GoPro videos, but this first-person avalanche video is surely one of the most impressive.

YouTube user Zach Birnie set up what he thought would be a normal skiing video, but instead, he found himself racing ahead of—and finally succumbing to—an avalanche. Watch as his scenic skiing trip turns terrifying, with snow knocking him over and covering everything in sight. 

It’s nothing short of a miracle that everything turned out OK in the end. 

Screengrab via Zach Birnie/YouTube

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