Calgary man catches avalanche plowing towards him on video

A Calgary man caught an avalanche on video.

Byron Howard was running near Lake Louise around 5 p.m. on Friday when he he heard a loud boom behind him.

Turns out it was an avalanche.

In the video he took the video on his cellphone, he can be seen running along a trail when an enormous pile of snow comes down behind him.

Avalanche Canada says the danger rating is “considerable” for an avalanche in the tree line area of Banff National Park.

The risk level, however, is said to be “moderate” below the tree line.

-george@albertapressleader.ca

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