Avalanche Blasting – Kazakhstan style

You know when there’s been a big old dump and you hear all those massive bangs the next morning? That’s the pisteurs digging out their dynamite to make deliberate avalanche detonations. In France and Austria, these blasts tend to be pretty well controlled, and they help keep the mountain safe. In Kazakhstan it seems, things are very different. Whether these boys had been necking the vodka before they blew up this mountainside I’m not sure… but whatever they were on must’ve been pretty damn powerful, cos this is the mother of all fuck-ups.

Oh, and if anyone can provide accurate and or/amusing translations of the Russian, please feel free to use the comments section below…