Check out this terrifying video of two climbers being hit by an avalanche while attempting a mixed route in the mountains. While the avalanche resulted in severe injuries to one of the climbers, the pair still managed to rescue themselves and get off the mountain.
Will Gadd offers an excellent analysis of how the climbers might have avoided the accident while also strongly praising their commitment to extricating themselves from the life threatening situation without outside help. Read more here.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ovr55k6evE&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]