Snowmobilers Get Caught In Avalanche & It’s All On Video

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Miles Penrose lived every snowmobilers’ worst nightmare when he and some friends suddenly felt the ground rumble beneath them.

The group of friends was enjoying a day in the Uinta Mountains when the unexpected happened. A massive wave of snow began to tumble down the mountain like a dust storm. In an Instagram post, Miles shared the terrifying experience with his followers and encouraged his friends to share so that others might learn from his mistakes. Miles wrote:

“My original thought was… earthquake. Than [sic] it it [sic] me, avalanche. As I turned and looked up I could see the snow wave coming. My brothers [sic] back was turned and I screamed avalanche as loud as I could. Now here comes my mistake #1. I pulled my klim avalanche backpack and boom, nothing happened. I hadn’t turned it on. A second later the snow hit and the swimming started.”


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Miles also revealed that while some of his friends outran the avalanche, his little brother was quickly buried. Miles admitted that he was lucky enough to hear his brother screaming, or else, the situation could have become deadly.

Check out Miles’ full post below.


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For more footage of people facing avalanches, check out the next video. 

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