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Posted January 15, 2014 by Travis in Avalanche Saftey
 
 

How NOT to perform an Avalanche Rescue


There are many videos on the interweb that show avalanche rescues caught on tape.  Thankfully this guy wasn’t seriously injured.  The video shows that there may have only been one beacon shared among 4 rescuers. Additionally, it seems like only one shovel was shared between them as well.  The rescue caught on a POV camera shows that at least some avalanche experience was within the group.

This should be a reminder to always be prepared when in the backcountry or off piste in a resort.  Be save, knoledge can be your best tool in the backcountry.

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Klim – Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon
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Klim – Pieps iProbe One Avalanche Probe
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Klim – Pieps DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon
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K2 230 Aluminum Avalanche Probe
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K2 230 Carbon Avalanche Probe
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Pieps Checker Avalanche Device
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Pieps Dps Sport Avalanche Beacon
$319.95
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Pieps I – Probe Carbon Smart Avalanche Probe
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Camp USA Carbon Fiber Avalanche Probe
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Reg. $99.95
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Mammut Avalanche Short Probe
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Backcountry Access B-1 EXT Bomber Avalanche Shovel
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Backcountry Access Stealth 240 Avalanche Probe
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REI.com

Backcountry Access Tracker 3 Avalanche Transceiver
$335.00
REI.com

Ortovox 3+ RECCO Avalanche Rescue Kit
$405.00
REI.com

Pieps DSP Pro Avalanche Transceiver
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REI.com

Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Transceiver
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REI.com

Black Diamond / Pieps Sport Avalanche Safety Set
$399.95
REI.com

Ortovox S1+ RECCO Avalanche Transceiver
$489.00
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Backcountry Access Stealth 240 Avalanche Probe
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REI.com

Pieps Micro Avalanche Transceiver
$389.95
Christy Sports

K2 Avalanche Aluminum Probe 300
$69.95
US Outdoor Store

Mammut Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver…
$349.95
Christy Sports

Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceiver
$369.95
Christy Sports

BCA Tracker 3 Avalanche Transceiver/Beacon
$334.95
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Backcountry Access RS Plus EXt Avalanche Shovel
$69.95
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Backcountry Access Stealth 240 Carbon…
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Eastern Mountain Sports

OPTIC NERVE ONE Avalanche Sunglasses, Black/Smoke
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Bobwards.com

K2 Rescue Shovel
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K2 Speed Shovel
$59.95
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Pieps Tour Snow Shovel
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K2 Rescue Shovel Plus Ice Axe
$119.95
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Yukon Charlie’s Multifunctional Emergency…
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evo

BCA BC Link Group Communication System
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Bobwards.com

Acr Firefly Plus Combination Light
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BCA BC Link Radio Battery
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Arva Reactor Cylinder
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Arcteryx VoLtair 30L Backpack
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Arcteryx VoLtair 20L Backpack
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Backcountry Access T2 Rescue Package
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Backcountry Access DTS Rescue Package
$329.95
Moosejaw

Arcteryx Voltair Battery
$320.00
Moosejaw

MSR Striker CX 320 Probe
$99.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access Stealth 300 Carbon Probes
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Moosejaw

Black Diamond QuickDraw Carbon 240 Probe
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Mammut Carbon Probe 280 Fast Lock
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Moosejaw

Backcountry Access Stealth 240 Carbon Probes
$79.95
Moosejaw

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe
$79.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access Stealth 300 Probes
$69.95
Moosejaw

Arcteryx Voltair Battery Charger
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Moosejaw

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 240 Probe
$59.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access External Shovel Carry Bag
$39.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access BC Link Battery
$34.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access Stealth 270 Probes
$59.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access Float Compressed Air Cylinder
$174.95
Moosejaw

Backcountry Access BC Link Group Communication…
$149.95
Moosejaw

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 280 Probe
$69.95
Moosejaw

The North Face ABS Vest
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Moosejaw

Black Diamond Pieps 30 Degree Plus inclinometer
$79.95
Moosejaw

Mammut Carbon Probe 240 Light
SALE $59.96
Reg. $79.95
Moosejaw

Mammut Alugator Light Shovel
SALE $44.96
Reg. $59.95

Travis

 
Snowboarding for over 20 years now, Travis has taken it to the backcountry. Traveling the Mid West experiencing all things snowboarding and splitboarding.