They say that a wise man learns from his own mistakes, but a rich man learns from the mistakes of others. In this case, let’s say that the living man learns from the mistakes of others.
This video was released a few days ago and has been going viral in the ski world. Yes the man survives and yes, he is the person who posted the video. Despite knowing that he could potentially be ostracized as being reckless and ignorant, he wanted to share the video so that viewers could have firsthand footage at the power of the mountain.
“I know that our party, the party involved in the December 29th incident on Echo Peak, made numerous mistakes. I chose to make the helmet cam video available to Sierra Avalanche Center so that others could learn from our mistakes and not repeat them. As the leader of the party, I take full credit for all of the mistakes and want to document what I’ve learned from them.”
To read the rest of the avalanche report, check out Sierra Avalanche Center.