From the ABC 7 Weather team

Skier videotapes his self-burial by avalanche (VIDEO)

December 8, 2011 - 05:00 AM
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A man skiing in Switzerland unwittingly crossed cinematic horizons by recording being buried alive by a merciless avalanche.

Perhaps the below video will warm (chill?) the hearts of all you D.C. snow lovers who were robbed of a really good snowfall this morning. This skier in Switzerland was fully engulfed in snow for endless minutes before being dug out by friends trying to save his life. Jealous?

The skier was caught up in an avalanche on the slopes of Verbier, a location so danger-prone that Googling its name and "avalanche" calls up a veritable grocery list of death. Although covered by several feet of snow, the mountain athlete was lucky enough to have been pushed into a position that allowed him to breathe until his eventual rescue.

For once, Humanity triumphs in Weather's unending struggle to squash us all like pitiful grubs.

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