According to several Austrian news outlets, a rescue helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near the summit of the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak. The helicopter was called to evacuate a climber who had sudden heart problems. In this footage, you can see the patient being loaded aboard before a sudden wind gust caused the pilot to lose control. Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash, and given that it occurred at the edge of a massive cliff, things could have gone much worse. The patient was successfully evacuated by a second helicopter minutes later, and the original flight crew took the tram down.
Forget high winds on chairlifts, like what happened in the Alps earlier this year. According to news sources in Georgia, a ski-lift accident has left eleven people injured when the chair’s brakes failed and sent passengers sliding backwards down the hill. The accident occurred at Georgia’s popular Gudauri ski resort, near the capital Tbilisi, this morning. Video footage from onlookers shows some passengers jumping off the lift, while others are flung violently from the chair as it whipped
We never thought we’d say this, but are we witnessing the slow death of the quad chair? Like Steve Jobs announcing the latest iPhone, Big Sky dropped unprecedented news: World say hello to the Octo-Chair. Per their website, the resort announced on Wednesday the first of its kind “D-line Doppelmayr eight-seat chairlift”. Ergonomic, extra wide, and the best part—heated seats—this might just be Tesla of chairlifts. The lift will feature integrated high-res LED screen that will be at the lower
We’ve seen our fair share of footage here at TGR from too-close-for-comfort encounters with avalanches. Just from this past week’s inundation of heavy snowfall, unprecedented avalanches have roared in Mammoth, Squaw Valley, and Val D’Isere. But this recent clip of a skier remotely triggering a devilish slide at the Gulmarg resort in the Indian state of Kashmir left us speechless. The video starts innocuously enough, with a lone skier carving turns down an idyllic untracked slope. But as the