The Highmark22 from SnowPulse does a good job of balancing the need for organization with multiple compartments, without getting overly complex.
Posts Tagged ‘avalanche’
First we had to get past the steep opening pitch which rolled over and probably had a good meter of wind deposition on it. We both figured it could go, so I began with a ski cut just behind the crown.
The commonly accepted survival phase for burial in an avalanche is about 18 minutes…This more recent study suggests 10 minutes would be a more appropriate guideline…
“Look, I blew you off the other day because I’m terrible at mornings man.” “Don’t sweat it. You got the goods, I had to be chained to a desk, so good call.” “Where can we go that’s close?” “I know a good avy chute with a cornice hanging above it. Excellent line if it holds. [...]
Despite the fact that we didn’t even arrive at the parking lot until 11am, Sugar Bowl’s sidecountry terrain remained untracked. That would soon change. Last week the January dry spell was broken when the heavens dropped over 8 feet of snow at the higher elevations in the Tahoe area. Before the dust had barely settled [...]
A strategy for shoveling snow with measurable improvement. Practicing how to locate a buried victim with an avalanche beacon has become common protocol in avalanche courses, and to a lesser extent, by private parties. However, in the case of a real rescue, locating victims can be accomplished relatively quickly (assuming everyone in the group is [...]