Pro skier Owen Leeper discusses the terrifying ordeal, which he captured on his helmet camera
A avalanche video entered the oeuvre this week—luckily nobody died—and it provides one of the clearest viewpoints of what it’s like to be caught in one. And boy, does it look horrifying.
The footage belongs Owen Leeper, a big-mountain skier from Jackson, Wyoming, who is known for hucking huge air off of cliffs in the Tetons. Leeper was skiing in the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on February 11 when he triggered the slide at the top of a narrow couloir. He was wearing a helmet camera at the time, and conditions were utterly bluebird. His device caught the ordeal in crisp high definition.
2 thoughts on “A Skier Filmed Himself Being Swept Away by an Avalanche ~ OUTSIDE”
Amazing footage and good commentary. One experience I do not want to replicate. Not on my bucket list…
Whoa. Got my heart thumping
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