Massive Ascent, Epic Tumble: ‘Snow Machine’ Fall On Huge Alpine Chute

Filed under: Winter 

Everything seems to be going great for this snowmobiler until everything goes really, really wrong.

Posted on Facebook by Don Wallace of Montana, the video shows a snowmobile rider charging up a steep chute until he misses a narrow gap at the very top.

Then, man and machine flip and fall, together, down the narrow rocky ravine for what seems like an eternity. The chaos begins at about :45.

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.