Up close with an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains
Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:18PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:22PM EDT
It's not often you get a chance to see an avalanche up close from a safe vantage point.
But a small group visiting the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia earlier this week did. And they shared the video online.
Skiier and mountaineer Jurek Ziemkiewicz and his group were walking along a tree line April 21 when they spotted an avalanche approaching from above.
They ran to a spot just off its path and were able to watch the raging river of snow from a safe spot—right near a sign that read “expect the unexpected.”
Check out their video below: