I was the third person to arrive to help out rescuing both patrollers. There were three people skiing. Bruno (french) and an american were caught under the avalanche and the third one was left on top of the mountain higher up. There were no traces before them and it happens that I had made a video just before it happening and just after. This has been the worst experience I have ever lived. We managed to dig out the american in about 15 minutes but it wasn´t untill much later that we started with Bruno. He is now in severe coma. I would like to recieve information about him. If anybody needs more information about the proceedure we kept just ask. I was there during the hole rescue.
The Ski Club have some further coverage of this incident
hello, I live tignes and one of the tracker is a friend has me, I would like to know if you had of another information compared to the avalanche please. Thank you. Thibault
This info dates from the weekend but the hospital in Grenoble were able to get Bruno Faugère’s body temperature back to normal. He suffered no other injuries in the slide but was still in a coma. The other patroller was on an exchange from Telluride in the USA. I will ask JL Tuallon, the piste director, for an update on Mr Faugère’s condition.
Just a quick update on the l’Alpe d’Huez incident. This occured in the couloir Perrin in the Alpette sector above Vaujany. The ski touring event (Pyramide d’Oz) was cancelled. The avalanche was a large hard slab slide and one of the men was buried by the debris, fortunately a ski was visible on the surface. All the victims were equipped with avalanche beacons. A member of the patrol said they were lucky not to have been injured by the snow blocks or by rocks close to the surface.