VIDEO: Paragliding Skier Triggers A Terrifying Avalanche So He Races It Down The Mountain


I’ve never seen an avalanche up close so I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around how terrifying it must to be find yourself racing one down a mountain. But that’s the exact scenario paraglide skier Maxence Cavalade found himself in. While plowing down the mountain on his skis with the paraglide/speedrider rig above him, Maxence Cavalade triggered a massive avalanche. Knowing that the best chance to avoid injury was to race the avalanche down the mountain until he could launch into the air using his speedrider parachute. So that’s exactly what he did, hauled ass down the mountain to beat the avalanche until he could fly away into safety.


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