Blowin’ Up The Mountain

A source of pleasure but also of mortal danger, snow is an unstable, ever-changing substance. It should never be taken for granted.

In Méribel, protecting thousands of skiers from this Damocles sword that can wreak such sudden havoc is a major challenge for ski patrollers.

Here is a look behind the scenes as they mark and perform work with explosives designed to remove all risk. This is known as avalanche blasting.

Via http://www.s3v.com

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