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Dundee woman survives avalanche

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The weather contributed to a terrifying experience for one Dundee woman.

Stephanie White was one of 12 experienced climbers ascending on Mount Washington, heading towards the summit observatory in New Hampshire last week.

The group was making a documentary.

There was a moderate avalanche hazard that day, and just before night fall… it happened.

"The whole gully let loose from the top all the way down," says White. "It broke loose deep in the snow layers and it slid on an ice layer."

White says it was a full blown avalanche.

"There was a point where the avalanche snow hit me in the face," she says. "It started going up and over my head, and I couldn't hold on any longer, and then I was pulled backwards in the snow."

After being buried by snow, her team of trained mountaineers made it out safely, though some sustained injuries.

White is just grateful no one was injured worse.

"It didn't hurt. It wasn't cold," she says. "It was sort of this surreal, falling backwards kind of thing."

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