Clearing an avalanche-blocked road - Bessans, France

Clearing an avalanche-blocked road - Bessans, France

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Admin posted Jan-2018

Some very impressive pictures of the work to cut through a large avalanche that cut the road near Bessans yesterday.



I think we need a bigger shovel...


That should do it...




Full report at http://www.data-avalanche.org/listAvalanche/1515532335729

All pictures from the excellent resource that is http://www.data-avalanche.org and (c) Alain Duclos
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Wanderer
reply to 'Clearing an avalanche-blocked road - Bessans, France'
posted Jan-2018

....... but you would not want to meet a bus coming the other direction .

Scary to think that somebody could have been driving along that road when the avalanche hit. but very impressive work to clear it so quickly .

Powderhound
reply to 'Clearing an avalanche-blocked road - Bessans, France'
posted Jan-2018

Awesome!

Ranchero_1979
reply to 'Clearing an avalanche-blocked road - Bessans, France'
posted Jan-2018

Makes you realize that a shovel and probe are not much insurance against an avalanche.

Topic last updated on 10-January-2018 at 16:36

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