Dan and John Egan were skiing at Grand Targhee for Warren Miller’s 1990 film ‘Extreme Winter’ when a massive cornice, apparently the “size of a three-story apartment house”, according to Warren Miller, broke off from the mountain under their skis.
You’ve probably seen this clip before, but it’s always worth a re-watch in my opinion. It’s still mind-blowing 32 years later that they survived, especially John.
Dan Egan: “The most watched Warren Miller clip of all time, Dan Egan, John Egan and the famous “Cornice Break” at Grand Targhee 1990 from Warren Miller’s film, “Extreme Winter”
That video is the epitome of getting ‘puckered’. I hope The Egan brothers tied one on that night in Jackson to celebrate living another day…