Avalanche Rescue- 2019

December 4, 2018

Congratulations on completing your Avalanche Rescue Course.


You’ve made an excellent investment in you and your partners’ safety. But remember, these skills are perishable and you must constantly practice to remain competent and confident in these techniques!


In the want to support your ongoing avalanche education journey, I’ve assembled some very important materials below. There are many articles, videos, case studies and websites out there and I’d love to hear about new ones you discover! Check back often as I'm continually refining these selections.


Here are just a few of my favorite resources that I recommend for Avalanche Rescue participants:






IMPORTANT Organizations/Websites


American Avalanche Association


Know Before You Go

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Silverton Avalanche School

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)

Mountain Safety Project

Mountain Rescue Association

Friends of the San Juans


The Avalanche Hour Podcast

SLIDE-The Avalanche Podcast

Ack's Blog

Coop's WildSnow Page



Educational Resources

The Avalanche Encyclopedia

Avalanche Safety Tutorial

AIARE Video Library


Manuel Genswain Training Resources


Risk Acceptance in Backcountry Skiing


Companion Rescue

Micro Search Strips with Manuel

Manuel Genswain- Micro Search Strips 




Safety Equipment and Rescue Training Videos


Avalanche Transceiver User Manuals- All Makes & Models!


3 function check

Organizing a backcountry rescue


Multiple Burials & Advanced Search Strategies

Transceiver Basics

Passing a Guide/Pro Transceiver Exam 

Post Rescue Patient Care

How to Use an Emergency Rescue Sled



Select Case Studies and Rescue Videos- (Caution, these can be powerful & graphic)


Tunnel Creek Case Study


Rabbit Ears Case Study

550 Slide Case Study


Cherry Bowl Case Study


SAMs Slide Case Study




SAMs Slide Video











Birthday Chutes Video

















A Dozen More Turns




Little Water Incident








 A Sled rescue  









Burial and Rescue- Swiss Video



 cliff auger- scary in-bounds










French burial and rescue









Hatcher Pass near miss









Wolf Creek Near Miss Sled









Air Bag Mix







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