Dramatic Images of Alaskan Face Xavier De le Rue Planned To Ride Ripped Out To The Ground

Dramatic Images of Alaskan Face Xavier De le Rue Planned To Ride Ripped Out To The Ground

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Dramatic Images of Alaskan Face Xavier De le Rue Planned To Ride Ripped Out To The Ground

“If you wonder how bad a cornice fall can rip a face to the ground, well this is the best example I’ve ever seen. That face was our main objective until this happened! It happened over night in front of our camp in Alaska. It shows how giant those cornices can be, not to mention how lethal.On a more general note, it is important to be really careful around cornices – they are sneaky little ******’s! #howtoxv” -Xavier

When the baddest man in big mountain snowboarding puts out a warning like this we all need to pay attention.  Cornices are no joke and this is a great example of just how deadly they can be. We are just happy Xavier wasn’t on top when this happened and chose use it as a cautionary tale for the rest of us. 

images from xavier’s instagram

 

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