b-i Rescue: Saved from the extreme!

A 35 year-old lady from Carouge who was snow shooing on the Salève last Sunday found herself stranded in deep snow, amidst winds of 120km/h and with a drained cellphone. Pierre Chauvet recounts the perilous situation and how he helped get her to safety.

Read the full article online (in French): Tribune de Geneve: Perdue dans la neige, elle est sauvée in extremis (Lost in the snow, saved from peril)

A 35 year-old lady from Carouge who was snow shooing on the Salève mountain, Geneva, last Sunday found herself stranded in deep snow, amidst winds of 120km/h and with a drained cellphone.  Her husband alerted blue-infinity employee Pierre Chauvet, who also manages the cross country skiing centre at La Croisette.

Pierre recounts the perilous situation “On the way, we passed 150m from where she was, but we didn’t hear each other. In such extreme cold, I don’t think she would have survived the night.”

Ariane was recovered around 7.30pm but helicopters could not land to assist due to the gusts of wind. Pierre decided to get the woman out alone, and she was panicking with mild hypothermia. "I dug underneath her, I was able to recover her ski shoes and shoes."

Many thanks to Pierre for his noble rescue efforts.

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Kirk Havelock

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