Trio Dig Their Way Out of Research Facility Despite 6-Foot Snowbank Blocking Exit

The three researchers wielded ski poles to dig their way out.

Polish researchers who refused to get snowed in somehow managed to climb their way out of a 6-foot snowdrift that blocked their only exit.

Scientists Marcin Gabrys, Lukasz Chmura and Witold Kaszkin were attempting to leave the meteorological station on Mount Kasprowy during a winter storm Thursday.

They quickly found the door was nearly entirely blocked by a snowdrift.

Instead of giving up, the trio got out their ski poles and began digging and lunging into the snow, in an attempt to create a path.

They eventually escaped, but encountered a new challenge – figuring out which way was home in the middle of the whiteout storm.