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

Avalanche.org

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

BeaconReviews.com

The Avalanche Hour Podcast

SLIDE-The Avalanche Podcast

Ack's Blog

Coop's WildSnow Page

r/backcounty

 

Educational Resources
 

The Avalanche Encyclopedia

Avalanche Safety Tutorial

AIARE Video Library

 

Manuel Genswain Training Resources

 

Risk Acceptance in Backcountry Skiing

Shoveling

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- Part One

BIRTHDAY CHUTES- Part Two

 

 

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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