In this film, the line between avalanche safety skills and a peaceful, meditative zen state becomes gorgeously blurred.
As snow continues to pile up for the season, there’s nothing more crucial than avalanche safety skills. And while nothing can replace formal instruction, this beautifully rendered video from Backcountry might be a close second.
It’s got no annoying narration, no frantic pacing — just music and the crunch of metal against ice as a Backcountry Gearhead demonstrates proper snow pit-digging techniques in deliberate succession.
Grab a blanket and a mug of coffee and enjoy.
Runtime: 4 minutes