"Once again, I seem to have proven that having a doctoral degree does not necessarily mean that you are smart."
A few weeks ago, my good friends Martin and Andrea were caught in a huge avalanche back in Sweden. The news made its way across the Atlantic slowly and via Bing Translate.
This vague post by Martin was the first thing I saw.
Why wouldn't they be fine?
I feel like there was a bit of a scramble to unearth what that cryptic message could mean. We found comments (in Swedish) linking to a (Swedish) news article. This time, it was Google Translate that came through, and we found out about a large avalanche and the three skiers that were caught in it.
Keep in mind that, when the numbers say you should have just as well died, fine is a relative term. But they did make it.
Read about it over on Andrea's blog, The Hungry Hen | NOT SO MUCH KICKING, BUT ALIVE – THE KITTELFJÄLL AVALANCHE 2014, and Martin has a recounting of events through his eyes on his blog as well.
Yay for best friends not dying!