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NextImg:French skier’s terrifying fall into Swiss Alps ice chute captured by GoPro

A French skier’s terrifying fall in the Alps was captured by his GoPro and has gone viral.

Although he is an experienced skier, Les Powtos stumbled upon a deceptive circle of snow, which caved into a massive crevasse, causing him to plummet into a dark, icy chute.

The 36-year-old wedged his skis into the sides of the glacier as he slid through ice and snow, slowing his descent and ultimately coming to a stop.

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A French skier’s terrifying fall in the Alps was captured by his GoPro and has gone viral.
Les Powtos/TMX

Experienced skier, Les Powtos, stumbled upon a deceptive circle of snow, which caved into a massive crevasse, causing him to plummet into a dark, icy chute.

Les Powtos stumbled upon a deceptive circle of snow, which caved into a massive crevasse, causing him to plummet into a dark, icy chute.
Les Powtos/TMX

The 36-year-old wedged his skis into the sides of the glacier as he slid through ice and snow, ultimately coming to a stop.

The 36-year-old wedged his skis into the sides of the glacier as he slid through ice and snow, ultimately coming to a stop.
Les Powtos/TMX

Powtos posted the harrowing video on his Instagram page with the caption “Surprise!”

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He explained to followers that he made it out with ice cleats and rope given to him by friends, Fox News reported.

The accident happened on the Meije mountain, located in Hautes-Alpes, France, known for its backcountry and extreme skiing.