Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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I was with a friend in the Austrian Alps this weekend, and ended up going snowshoeing for over 5 hours on Sunday. It was a beautiful sunny day (which left me looking like a painted raccoon), and really warm. We climbed up to the top of a mountain, gaining over 1000 meters of elevation in the process. On the way back down, the route I was taking (the others all had touring skis, and so they skied down the face of the mountain) was cut off by a small, but loud and very disconcerting avalanche. My HR went through the roof!
I made it back down to the bottom of the scary-dangerous part, and then ran/walked the rest of the way back to the car. This prairie boy is not going into the mountains like that again for a LONG time.