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Watch an Epic Avalanche in B.C.

A drone pilot caught a big avalanche on Vancouver Island this week

There aren’t many huge avalanches captured using a drone quite like this one. The drone pilot was out at Mount Nahmint on Vancouver Island when he perfectly timed a flight during a big slide.

“We were out for a day of long range mountain surfing in British Columbia on Vancouver Island with our long range drones, hoping to get some nice cinematic footage,” the pilot said. “There was a severe avalanche warning a couple of days prior, but things seemed to have calmed down. Just when we were getting ready to leave, I looked up and saw a huge avalanche coming down the mountain right in front of us. I scrambled to get a battery on my drone, fumbled with my GoPro, and booked it out towards the mountain as fast as I possibly could.”

The avalanche risk in much of western Canada is currently rated high. Always check conditions here before heading out.

B.C. Avalanche