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Terrifying footage as skier falls trying to escape avalanche

Somehow, Julien Lopez is okay.
Sep 21st 2013, 12:57 PM 1,977 4


So, despite the art-house French commentary to this clip, it pretty much explains itself visually better than we could put into words.

Long story short, skier Julien Lopez is trying to outrun an avalanche, but falls.

He stands up, turns around and watches the mountain fall towards him.

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Afterwards he spoke about the ordeal with

“In spite of all that the statistics are there, in 25% of cases, you will already be dead, squashed by the weight of the snow, a horrible experience, almost impossible to describe.

“I was lucky, very lucky, I don’t wish anyone to go through what I did that day so ski intelligently, think of those closest to you, that’s it.”

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