Outside Magazine: Loveland Pass Avalanche

Jerome Boulay opened his eyes to darkness: He’d been buried alive. He remembers his surprise as he was able to move his left hand across his face, clearing an airway to the surface. Buried, but alive.

“I was gasping for air and thought for sure I was dying, with snow packed so tightly around my throat that I couldn’t breathe,” he’d later tell one of his rescuers.

“I could think only of my daughters. I was just freaking out.”

As he began the slow process of digging himself out, one brush of his fingertips at a time, he came to a harder truth: The five guys he’d been with just seconds before were gone.

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