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Sick Paraskiing Video!!!!!

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Antoine Montant paraskiing on the North Face of Aiguille du Midi. Totally awesome.

http://www.zapiks.com/speed-riding-antoine-montant-1.html
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Flies over avalanches! Wicked.
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It's called speed riding.
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It's called speed riding.

Same thing . Focus less on the word and more on the video 
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Your group is in the backcountry with with other groups.  Each group is practicing good BC etiquette by not doing things that may cause an avalanche on another group. Some dude comes out of nowhere with his Para Sail,  touches down, causes an avalanche, and immediately takes off, yelling down SORRY,  leaving your group buried under 20 feet of snow.  Yup this is really cool stuff.   
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Your group is in the backcountry with with other groups.  Each group is practicing good BC etiquette by not doing things that may cause an avalanche on another group. Some dude comes out of nowhere with his Para Sail,  touches down, causes an avalanche, and immediately takes off, yelling down SORRY,  leaving your group buried under 20 feet of snow.  Yup this is really cool stuff.   

What? Did you even watch the video?
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Your group is in the backcountry with with other groups.  Each group is practicing good BC etiquette by not doing things that may cause an avalanche on another group. Some dude comes out of nowhere with his Para Sail,  touches down, causes an avalanche, and immediately takes off, yelling down SORRY,  leaving your group buried under 20 feet of snow.  Yup this is really cool stuff.   
 

My thoughts, too.

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What? Did you even watch the video?
 

Yes, he starts the avalanche with his initial take off; you can see the fractures and moving snow. Fortunately for him, he out skis/sails it rather than getting sucked into it and sliding a couple thousand meters with it.
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My thoughts, too.


Yes, he starts the avalanche with his initial take off; you can see the fractures and moving snow. Fortunately for him, he out skis/sails it rather than getting sucked into it and sliding a couple thousand meters with it.

I noticed that too and could tell an avalanche was going to happen off that first cliff. But I don't get why he has to bring up other groups practicing BC etiquette and being pessimistic about being buried under 20 ft of snow
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I noticed that too and could tell an avalanche was going to happen off that first cliff. But I don't get why he has to bring up other groups practicing BC etiquette and being pessimistic about being buried under 20 ft of snow
 
Ok so my scenario is not what happened in this video.  But it could happen.  Question what is proper BC etiquette for Para Sailing with skis?    
post #10 of 10
Like does the paraskier where a beacon?

How do his buddies recover him if he is only in a fly in fly out zone.

To that point, a snowboarded died of asphyxiation this spring in Summit County. He ripped out an avalanche, slid 1000 vertical feet and it took 30 minutes for his buds just to get to him to call 911 as none of them had beacons on. What does a paraskier do when he gets caught?

This avalanche went from the mountain summit to near the valley floor. That could be a long wait for rescue for anyone caught in it, pilot or innocent.
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