Snowboarder Outruns Avalanche That He Triggered

Ssnowboarder Alfons Garcia was filmed racing away from an avalanche that he started in the Pyrenees mountains in Spain on Dec. 19, 2017.

Garcia’s friends filmed as he flew down a mountain in the Aran Valley as the cascading snow rolled down behind him, notes

Lauegi D’Aran, an organization that provides information on snow and avalanches, said warnings of avalanches had been posted in the area:

The powder snow we had on the crust of frozen rain transformed into large angular crystals and these, located on top of a similar smooth crust, created a weak top layer.

(Sources: Tothetopfilms/Facebook,

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