GoPro Shows You How to Outrun An Avalanche (Hint: It Involves A Parachute)

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If you were looking for a reason to buy a GoPro this winter, this video might convince you.

In it, skiers Matthias Giraud and Stefan Laude attempt to outrun an avalanche in the French Alps. Shot from the perspective of Giraud — with a HD Hero camera attached to his helmet — we see the two of them trying to out-ski a wall of snow chasing after them.

When Giraud reaches a cliff, it seems like he’s doomed. But then, he pulls on his parachute and leaps to safety. And that’s how you outrun an avalanche (h/t RAVN).

If you’re hitting the slopes this season, I don’t recommend you jump off cliffs. But shooting video, that should be an easy endeavor with GoPro.

 

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