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Snowmobiler films his own avalanche survival


>>I MEAN, I GUESS YOU’RE DOING THIS FOR THRILL SEEKING. BUT WHEN YOU GET A THRILL OF THAT MAGNITUDE, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY BE FATAL, I WOULD IMAGINE THE PLEASURE FACTOR DIMINISHES QUITE QUICKLY, DOESN’T IT?>>OH, I MEAN, I STILL ENJOY DOING IT. IT’S EVERYTHING FUN ABOUT IT. LIKE YOU CAN’T BEAT IT. BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY A LEARNING CURVE TO IT AS I LEARNED THERE. LIKE THERE’S A LOT TO IT RATHER THAN JUST GO TRY TO TEAR UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN SEE. >>WHAT IS THE PSYCHE OF SNOWMOBILERS WHEN THERE’S SO MUCH SNOW AROUND AND CONDITIONS ARE PRETTY SCARY? WHAT MAKES YOU GUYS GO OUT THERE AND RISK DEATH?>>WELL, IT’S NOT EVERY DAY IS LIKE THAT, OBVIOUSLY. BUT IT’S JUST A WHOLE ANOTHER WORLD. YOU’RE JUST BY YOURSELF. I MEAN, IT’S JUST YOU AND THE MACHINE AND YOU’RE TRYING EVERYTHING NOT TO GET STUCK AND JUST KEEP YOUR THRILL WAY UP. >>SO WHEN THIS AVALANCHE OF SNOW SMASHED ON TOP OF YOU, AS WE SEE THERE, WITH A MIGHTY THUMP, DID YOU THINK YOU WERE GOING TO SURVIVE IT? WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN YOUR HEAD?>>WELL, LIKE I SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF LIKE WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A ROOSTER FROM ANOTHER SNOMOBILE BASICALLY. I THOUGHT A FRIEND WAS UP ABOVE THE TREES THAT I WAS TRYING TO GO THROUGH. AND I THOUGHT HIS TRACK HAD JUST THROWN A ROOSTER IN MY FACE. SO I KIND OF BRACED FOR IT. AND LIKE CLEARLY I WAS JUST COMPLETELY TAKEN AWAY. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT WAS AN AVALANCHE UNTIL I CAME TO A STOP AND LOOKED BEHIND ME AND SEEN THAT ALL THE SNOW THAT HAD GONE. AND THEN MY SNOMOBILE WAS UPSIDE DOWN AND COVERED UP. BUT I WASN’T REALLY SCARED OR ANYTHING UNTIL I TURNED AROUND AND SEEN THOUGHT WAS AN AVALANCHE AND REALIZED THAT MY FRIEND THAT I THOUGHT WAS UP ABOVE ME WAS PROBABLY BURIED. IN THE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE ME LIKE WAVING MY ARMS UP AND DOWN TO MY FRIENDS DOWN BELOW BECAUSE I WAS IN A LITTLE BIT OF A PANIC TO GO FIND MY FRIEND THAT I THOUGHT WAS BURIED AT THE TIME. AND YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN I STAND UP ON THE SNOMOBILE, I’M SITTING THERE WAVING MY HANDS AND THEN I POINT. THAT’S WHEN I SEEN

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