An avalanche that toppled a tree in rural Montana is one of the most bizarre and extreme cases of snowmobiling in recent memory.
A group of eight men climbed onto a downed tree and climbed back down in the hope of raising awareness for a local non-profit that helps families who have lost their homes in the devastating floods.
The group had been climbing up the tree for a month and were planning to go home and see their family before the storm.
But after the tree fell, the group’s gear fell on the ground, trapping them in the tree and trapping their rope in the snow.
It took five days for rescuers to get the men to safety, according to the group.
One of the men died on the way.
He had been skiing in the area for a couple weeks, and had been using the snowmobile as a vehicle to snowmobile.
The rest of the group, however, had never been in a snowmobile before.
They had been on a mountain bike, a scooter and a motorized snowmobile, which was much more dangerous, said a spokesperson for the group that was involved in the rescue effort.