WA Snowmobiler Survives Avalanche

Slide caught on video

Jan 25, 2012
Outside Magazine

A Washington State man narrowly survived an avalanche on Saturday only after his friends reacted quickly and dug him out. John Swanson was snowmobiling with a group in Washington's Stampede Pass when another rider set off an avalanche above him. Working quickly—and rolling video—Swanson's friends uncovered his helmet and cleared snow away from his face. "I knew that these guys were looking," Swanson said. "It quickly becomes a reality that time is of the essence when you're there." He escaped with minor injuries.

Read more at ABC

Not Now

Open a World of Adventure

Our Dispatch email delivers the stories you can’t afford to miss.

Thank you!