Avalanche survivor: Lawrence's story

10 December 2019
Presented by Amalia Thomas
Production by Amalia Thomas.


A snowboard stuck halfway into some snow.


In 2001 Lawrence Jones set out on a freeskiing trip with his mates. It was not the first adventure trip they had been on, but it was the last one that any of them took lightly again. An avalanche turned Lawrence's holiday from fun to tragedy within the space of half an hour. On the Naked Scientists podcast episode "How to survive an avalanche" we discuss his story, and the science behind it, with two avalanche experts.

Now, here's the complete tale of his lucky escape from one of the most terrifying forces of nature - as told by Lawrence Jones himself...


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