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  • Filip Popov – Bulgaria Avalanche Airbag Save (Video)

    Bansko, Bulgaria – March 2013

    It was a fresh snow avalanche; only the base layer collapsed. The avalanche dragged me down the slope maybe 30-35 meters. At first I decided that it is too small to activate the airbag, but when I could not see the sky anymore I got scared and pulled the trigger. The airbag pulled me on the surface in 3-4 seconds, after another 5-6 seconds the avalanche stopped. There was another skier before me who was watching my descent. I was equipped with a Tracker 2 beacon, B-2 Shovel and 300 mm avalanche probe.

    See the full report here.


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