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IT’S GETTING DEEP! LEARN TREE WELL SAFETY AND EXTRICATION.

While staying safe in avalanche terrain is constantly on the mind of backcountry travelers, tree wells and snow immersion suffocation (SIS) is a component of snow safety that is often overlooked. It turns out that 20% of fatalities in public ski areas are due to deep snow immersion. Tree well incidents are preventable, and with some practice, removing a victim from a tree well can be a swift and efficient process.
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