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Anyone have experience in an avalanche rescue scenario?

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I'm working on a new avalanche rescue device and would love to ask some questions to people who have been involved in a slide either as a searcher or a victim.  Please private message me if you think you could help out!

post #2 of 6

A better shovel?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

No it has more to do with locating the victim.  If you ski backcountry a lot I'd love to talk to you about it to see if it's something that you would use, and if you can think of any problems with it. 

post #4 of 6

Search beacons are pretty well developed and adopt and international standard.  Probes are......

 

Maybe a little more information on your sliced bread moment?

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Search beacons are pretty well developed and adopt and international standard.  Probes are......

 

Maybe a little more information on your sliced bread moment

 

I can see a supplemental visual surface indicator (e.g. the avy cords or avy balls of old) may be of value provided it can be relied upon to not give too many false positives.  Otherwise I think the issue is not in better transceivers but in improving speed to burial site, ability to create an airway in the snowpack and digging speed and capacity.

post #6 of 6

TGR is more back country oriented than EpicSki so if the OP hasn't already asked his question over there, then he should.

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