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U.S. Motorized Avalanche Fatalities Report - Winter 21-22
U.S. snowmobile avalanche fatalities were down 54% (all users) in the 21-22 season compared to the 20-21 season. But common accident problems and patterns contributed to the 6 motorized avalanche deaths - all triggered on persistent weak layers by uneducated and ill-prepared riders. Mike Duffy reports on the impacting factors.
Strike Team Shovelling: Positioning and Rotations
Strategic shovelling is critical as it consumes most of the time during an avalanche rescue. Learn the new Strike Team Shovelling Method that takes the best of the strategic shovelling and V-shaped conveyor methods commonly taught in avalanche rescue courses. BCA ambassador Jordy Shepherd reports.
Strike Team Shovelling: Using the Diamond Method for Burials Deeper than your Probe
Burials deeper than your avalanche probe are not common, but if one occurs, you should be practiced in this Strike Team Shovelling technique for the greatest chance of survival.
Backcountry Access releases avalanche Group Search video and kicks off 2021 Freeskier Safety Week
BCA presents its new educational video “Avalanche Group Search Techniques - Searching in Parallel” as part of the 2021 Freeskier Safety Week.