The video below shows ski resort employees at Mt. Elbrus Ski Resort in Russia using an artillery cannon to trigger a huge avalanche above the resort.
I’ve seen quite a few videos like this in the past where people just wait for the snow debris to come barreling down the mountain, and I always wonder why? Why would you risk getting smacked in the face by more than just snow dust from the avalanche? Just seems plain ignorant to me.
Go inside. Take your precious Instagram video from in there. I don’t know… Maybe I’m just a wimp. Whatever. Just watch the video. 😂
Caption for the video below has been translated from Russian to English using Google Translate:
“The morning began with shots from the avalanche squad.
Video from December 21, 2021.
When the detachment works, they block the roads. And from the green cannons that stand along our gorge, shells rush into avalanche centers.
This is necessary to prevent the likelihood of an avalanche gaining power and, subsequently, its self-rising.
p.s .: view from Terskol to Cheget, the area of the Ministry of Emergencies.”