Air Lift (Dec 2014 - Review of the Year)

Photograph by

Philip Field LRPS

About this image

A female freeride skier is airlifted from the Mont Gond mountain during the final of the Nendaz Freeride 2014 extreme ski/snowboard event in Switzerland. Attracting some of the best big mountain skiers, the competitors push their limits in the hope of achieving a podium placing. As with all extreme events, accidents happen. Here the incredible air rescue heli-lift an injured skier from the mountain with the sun glaring and snow from the rotors painting the air. The rider made a full recovery.