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Avalanche I was skiing down the slope at full speed trying to catch up with Kannan my only brother

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Introduction

Suheelan Thayalaseelan Avalanche I was skiing down the slope at full speed trying to catch up with Kannan my only brother. I then heard a tremendous yell from behind so I quickly skidded to a halt and looked back. A few other people, just like me came to a halt and were looking back as well. I turned around, saw Kannan fall and begin to tumble. I was right in his path! Quick as lightning I dug my ski poles into the ground and dived to the left behind a tree, this way I was saved at least a bit from the 'snow spray' he left behind him. After he had tobogganed helplessly past on his back I got up and shook my clothes so the snow would fall off. Kannan had only come to a standstill because the part he was on was a flat bit of land. Swiftly I went over to him to see if he had broken a bone or anything. He was perfectly well, as he had worn protective clothing. Just then both of us heard a distant rumble somewhere and looked back up the slope to try and identify the source. ...read more.

Middle

It was dark and cold but a faint glow showed me which way was up. I was really scared of dying and was getting colder as well. After a while I had regained my strength so I tried to move to a comfortable position and that meant that I had to dig a bit to my left for more room and after digging it was really comfortable but it was still cold. I breathed warm air on myself to be warmer but it vanished as quick as it had come. My throat was really dry and I needed some water. I had a brainwave. What if I ate the snow, that would men I get water and some snow would be gone as well. I tried it but the water was too cold to do it again so I stopped. I also breathed some warm air on the snow, which then turned to water, which dripped on my shoe and went through which was icy. Now that I was refreshed I started the slow, painful job of digging. I tried to get my ski pole to break through the surface so that I could get more fresh air. ...read more.

Conclusion

I was relieved but I spun around and started digging at the source of the spot. After a tense few minutes he stuck his hand up and I pulled him out. After a few minutes he slowly said, "Thanks, I'm fine want to ski again," and laughed. I gave him a drink to calm him down. I made sure my brother had everything and was perfectly all right. I told him how I had managed to dig myself out while exaggerating a little here and there so he thought I was very brave. He told me how his jacket was lost somewhere and when I turned to dig in the place I found my brother, he said it was during the avalanche. He said he was cold so I gave him my jacket. We then all walked slowly when a rescue worker came to us and gave us a blanket to wrap around and took us to our parents who were at the bottom of the slope crying not knowing what had happened to us as they were too scared to ski with us. I then realised how horrible it would have been for my parents if only I had survived. ...read more.

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