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Norway skiing run goes awry in Røldal. SHORT VIDEO: Many Norwegians are known to be good skiers, but this man encountered real problems on the slopes of western Norway’s Hordaland County. The person featured in this YouTube video had the misfortune to experience that things do not always go to plan when skiing. “I skied outside of the prepared pistes and fell into a river. I fell down 15-20 feet and landed on rocks,” he told staff at US-based company Jukin Media. “I was down there for maybe 30 minutes before I managed to climb up one piece of the "waterfall" and from there, I jumped over to the other side. I was lucky I did not fall back down.”

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Norway skiing run goes awry in Røldal

Published on Friday, 24th January, 2014 at 20:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

SHORT VIDEO: Many Norwegians are known to be good skiers, but this man encountered real problems on the slopes of western Norway’s Hordaland County.

A skier in Røldal
The skier in this picture is a different one to the one in the video.A skier in Røldal
Photo: Daniel Tomczak/Flickr


The person featured in this YouTube video had the misfortune to experience that things do not always go to plan when skiing.

“I skied outside of the prepared pistes and fell into a river. I fell down 15-20 feet and landed on rocks,” he told staff at US-based company Jukin Media. “I was down there for maybe 30 minutes before I managed to climb up one piece of the "waterfall" and from there, I jumped over to the other side. I was lucky I did not fall back down.”

His ordeal was not over then, however. He further explained that he thought he would be able to get over right before he fell down, “but things did not go so well.”

“When I fell down, I thought it was going to be icy and that I was going to continue down under the snow. That explains the girly screams. I wondered how far I would get up, I tried to call for help but I was the alone out there. So I started to throw the skis and poles up over the edge and began to climb.When I came out, I lay in the snow and was overjoyed that I had come out of the hole," said the skier.

The unfortunate man is okay, though. “Small rivers or streams are difficult to see when there’s eight feet of snow and bad visibility,” he commented.

“Sorry about the screaming, thought I was going to die,” concluded the text under his YouTube video.


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Published on Friday, 24th January, 2014 at 20:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayskiing, skiinginnorway.





  
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