A Utah woman owes her life to her well-prepared boyfriend as they were caught in an avalanche after ignoring the warning signs of the possible avalanche in “pursuit of more fun,” reported NY Daily News.
Elizabeth Molloy, 43 and her boyfriend Adam Morrey were skiing above 9400 feet in Millcreek Canyon when they triggered an avalanche.
“'I didn’t hear the collapse but I saw the slab coming,' Malloy told KSTU.”(NYDN)
They were both carried away by the wall of snow, but it was Morrey who eventually saved the couple. He apparently was well trained and equipped. Malloy, who was buried under 1-foot of snow, meditated to conserve the small pocket of air she had created with her arms.
It took Morrey about five minutes to locate his girlfriend. She was airlifted to the University of Utah Medical Center where they discovered she had frostbite on her hand and foot.
They know what they did was dangerous and plan to continue skiing, but had these words of advice,
“'Educate yourselves, take classes, have the equipment and choose your touring partners wisely.'”(NYDN)
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