Video: Álvaro Penadés Triggers a Spring Avalanche in the Pyrenees

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Avalanche conditions in the Pyrenees are looking pretty hairy, at least based on this recent Instagram post by Álvaro Penadés. The video shows Penadés triggering two sizable slabs via cross-slope ski-cuts. He manages to avoid being caught in either slide, but the first clip seems like a close call, especially had the slide triggered above him.

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As Penadés mentions in his caption, the conditions were dangerous, but manageable by one well-versed in dealing with complicated avalanche terrain. That being said, anyone planning on skiing the Pyrenees should take note of what appears to be a highly-faceted snowpack. For more information on avalanche conditions in the region, see the bulletin put out by the European Avalanche Warning Services.

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