Just this morning, we published an article on the dangerous avalanche activity we’d been hearing about across the northern hemisphere this season. Of course, this is nothing particularly new. Minutes later a video landed in our inbox, featuring Jones Snowboard team filmer, Greg Weaver, being taken out in an avalanche whilst out on an avalanche safety training day, back in December 2019.
The video (below) captures the moment the slide was triggered and features Jones team ambassadors and riders speaking retrospectively after the event took place. The emotions are clearly still raw during the filming, but the information shared and the message at the heart of this video extremely prescient and of vital importance.
“The risk is always there. No matter how green the lights are”
As Jones team rider Harry Kearney puts it: “The risk is always there. No matter how green the lights are, you’ve still gotta be able to step back and look at it with a clear frame of mind and recognise the danger, no matter how mellow it seems.”