14 Aug 2019

Avalanche advice: ‘The first thing to do is yell out’

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 14 August 2019

A guide was dragged hundreds of metres downhill when he was caught in an avalanche on Aoraki Mt Cook yesterday.

Five people were helicoptered off the slopes near Tin Hutt Stream, with the guide taken to Christchurch hospital.

The group was back-country mountain skiing at the time of the avalanche.

Andrew Hobman, from Avalanche New Zealand, speaks to Susie Ferguson and shares some advice for what to do if you get caught in an avalanche.