Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1622 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
I picked up a Dolomites guide a couple years back, and that line (and many many others) has been on the list since. There is basically a lift right to the top of that thing. Amazing to see that from that perspective, and just how FAST that thing happened. They would have been goners for sure if they had been in the chute. The rappel is at the red dot in the pic above (about halfway down the full length I think). Can you imagine looking up from a rope and seeing that thing coming down on you??
Pic of the whole line:
There was a clip of Micah Black and Jeremy Nobis skiing it in the TGR flick "High Life".
Saign, in answer to your question... I woulda climbed back up, taken the gondola back to the valley, found the nearest clothing store, and bought a new pair of underwear.
I'd assume that a slide like that would have flushed a lot of snow out and left unpleasant skiing conditions in an already-technical chute...