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Some amazing footage of an avalanche in La Grave so nearly engulfing a group of skiers below

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Poster: A snowHead
I know I've posted this in the avalanche and La Grave thread, but thought it worth posting here as many might not read those threads.

When skiing La Grave there are a number of classic routes that many intermediate and above skiers can take, you don't have to be gnarly and extreme and you'll often see families skiing there.

There are two main classic routes down, the Vallons and Chancel.

If you take one variation down the Vallons you do ski under La Meije and the glacier below it as well as the Tabuchet glacier.

Although it is stunningly beautiful this is one area where you do not stop to take photos as for the simple reason there is the very real threat of avalanches due to seracs breaking up, falling down and starting an avalanche.

I've seen what happens after one of these big ones falls further down into the valley, the subsequent updraft of violent wind and debris blowing back up the other side of the valley trashed all the trees and it looked like a WW1 battlefield afterwards, in fact the guys taking the video on what looks like the traverse to P2 must have had brown underpants by the end!

This video show the immense power of that, and a very lucky group indeed!

This was last Thursday 5th April 2018
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@Weathercam, you should post this in Serre Chevaliwr thread too Razz
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