The one that got away

A 35 year old ski tourer has been caught by an avalanche above Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye in the Alpes de Haute-Provence late yesterday morning. Climbing alone he could have become just another one of these years statistics but fate decided otherwise.

The victim, from Voiron near Grenoble, was eventually able to free his head from the slide but was unable to move the rest of his body. Fortunately a 79 year old man had been following his progress from the valley with binoculars and alerted the High Mountain Police based in Jausiers who were able to rescue the skier. The man was suffering from mild hypothermia.

Posted by davidof on Friday, 17 April, 2009 at 09:23 AM

I’ve found a link in la Provence with some background to this story

Posted by davidof on  Saturday, 18 April, 2009  at 09:51 PM

Lovely to hear of a happy outcome for a change ...

I imagine that if he is a religious man, he will have gone directly to his Church!

Having that much luck TWICE in one day is miraculous.

Posted by  on  Tuesday, 28 April, 2009  at 03:58 PM
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