Randall Stacy, 16 year old student from Stratton Mtn School in Vermont got caught in an avalanche in Argentina this summer.
He was wearing a beacon (and so were his friends) and was following a guide down the slope (so he was second man down) when the slide started.
He was carried about 400 meters into the flats and was stuck under 1 meter of snow for 5 minutes before they found him and 8 minutes before they dug him out.
Notice how the people by the lift gets taken down too.
I was freaked out by this clip. Reminds me that we always have to think of safety first when we´re out there.
Skip forward to 2:38 for the avalanche.
Randall Stacy 2 from Randall Stacy on Vimeo.
Remember to practice using those avalanche transceivers and always bring a shovel and probe (sat phones and other eqip don´t hurt either).
But most importantly, practice and prepare for the worst.