“At first it’s kind of confusing when you see a scene like that, because it’s not every day we actually see or stumble upon an avalanche.” -Julian Stoddart
This incredible story comes to us from Hollyburn Mountain on Saturday, located just north of Vancouver, when a group of backcountry skiers stumbled upon an avalanche rescue in process and pitched in to save the life of a buried skier that got caught in an avalanche that sent him tumbling over a 60-metre (197ft) cliff.
“I really credit those guys with saving this man’s life. They were very experienced backcountry skiers with a wealth of equipment. They made the day.”-Mike Danks, North Shore Search and Rescue’s leader
The buried skier suffered a pelvic and leg fracture, but is expected to make a full recovery.