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2021-01-15 11:29:40 AM  
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2021-01-15 12:37:49 PM  
That is why the weed pockets have heavy duty velcro on them.
 
2021-01-15 1:47:44 PM  
I have a ominous feeling this whole avalanche was a cover up.
 
2021-01-15 1:48:04 PM  
Ruben Östlund's FORCE MAJEURE | Official Clip | MUBI
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2021-01-15 1:48:37 PM  
TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch
 
2021-01-15 1:49:24 PM  
TIL about airbag backpacks.
 
2021-01-15 1:49:27 PM  
I see it's a busy time for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  Over here at the Illinois Avalanche Information Center, it's been pretty quiet.  Oh, there was that time when some used pampers started rolling down trash mountain in Granite City, but that was about it.

We pretty much hang with Florida at the Annual National Avalanche Information Center Conference
 
2021-01-15 1:50:19 PM  

Magorn: TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch


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It stops you from turning into a shadow.
 
2021-01-15 1:50:19 PM  
At least he'll win a GoPro award.
 
2021-01-15 1:53:03 PM  
Y'know, the avalanche is chaos, and Nietzsche says: "Out of chaos comes order."

Oh, blow it out your ass, ZMugg!
 
2021-01-15 1:55:37 PM  
A skier would have had a piep and a probe pole or two

as well as a floater

boarders

pussies
 
2021-01-15 1:57:56 PM  
Weather beast!
 
2021-01-15 1:58:37 PM  
It is too late for the pebbles to vote.
 
2021-01-15 2:08:32 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: I see it's a busy time for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  Over here at the Illinois Avalanche Information Center, it's been pretty quiet.  Oh, there was that time when some used pampers started rolling down trash mountain in Granite City, but that was about it.

We pretty much hang with Florida at the Annual National Avalanche Information Center Conference


Illinois Avalanche Information Center? Did Wilmot "mountain" have a dusting? Yes, I know it's technically in Wisconsin.

For those who've never been to Illinois, it's so flat Cheeseheads call people from Illinois flatlanders. Or as the prophets ICP said, flatter than a biatch on a bigwheel.
 
2021-01-15 2:09:51 PM  
Oh, and Wilmot "mountain" is a garbage heap covered with dirt with an occasional dusting on top. A little bit like a giant garbage cupcake.
 
2021-01-15 2:25:03 PM  
Many, many, many years ago I had the opportunity to witness Avalanche Control use a recoilless rifle to trigger an avalanche. The date and time were announced and I was all set to go and witness it (from a very safe location). But, during the night the avalanche happened on its own. I still want to witness one. I have heard that when they are big enough that you can feel the ground shaking from a considerable distance away.
 
2021-01-15 2:34:24 PM  

Magorn: TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch


I wear an Avalung when I go backcountry skiing but thankfully never had to rely on it -  I've read a few accounts of people who used them to survive slab avalanches.  Since a skier tends to be buried after being carried downslope for a period of time, you would typically have time to either pop the mouthpiece in or in the case of the airbag packs, deploy the cylinder that inflates it.

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2021-01-15 2:39:27 PM  
Ten years of supposed backcountry experience, and then he went out BY HIMSELF when the CAIC had warned of "considerable" avalanche hazard?

Yeah, this guy is a moron.  And incredibly lucky.  I guess he dug a pit first, which is good, but better advice would be to never ski by yourself in the backcountry when the hazard is that high.
 
2021-01-15 2:49:35 PM  

Mock26: Many, many, many years ago I had the opportunity to witness Avalanche Control use a recoilless rifle to trigger an avalanche. The date and time were announced and I was all set to go and witness it (from a very safe location). But, during the night the avalanche happened on its own. I still want to witness one. I have heard that when they are big enough that you can feel the ground shaking from a considerable distance away.


You may want to visit Alyeska Resort in AK during the winter. Highway patrol does fairly routine avalanche control by the highways using mortars. At the resort itself they also use small artillery for the purpose. Nothing like sitting on a chairlift listening to live artillery fire going off nearby. Only time I felt more 'Murican is when a couple of F-22's buzzed the chairlift when a friend visited.
 
2021-01-15 2:52:33 PM  
Early Season Avalanche Mitigation 2012-2013 Alyeska Ski Patrol
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2021-01-15 4:13:01 PM  

little big man: Magorn: TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch

I wear an Avalung when I go backcountry skiing but thankfully never had to rely on it -  I've read a few accounts of people who used them to survive slab avalanches.  Since a skier tends to be buried after being carried downslope for a period of time, you would typically have time to either pop the mouthpiece in or in the case of the airbag packs, deploy the cylinder that inflates it.

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Help me to understand.   If you are buried in the snow, how does the O2 reach the backpack?  or is it creating it from the snow use Electrolysis ?
 
2021-01-15 6:12:14 PM  

Magorn: little big man: Magorn: TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch

I wear an Avalung when I go backcountry skiing but thankfully never had to rely on it -  I've read a few accounts of people who used them to survive slab avalanches.  Since a skier tends to be buried after being carried downslope for a period of time, you would typically have time to either pop the mouthpiece in or in the case of the airbag packs, deploy the cylinder that inflates it.

[Fark user image 325x372]

Help me to understand.   If you are buried in the snow, how does the O2 reach the backpack?  or is it creating it from the snow use Electrolysis ?


Mine is built like a mesh vest, and the mouthpiece is attached to a tube that wraps around the torso to a mesh panel on the back of the vest; this allows more air to be drawn in from the snowpack surrounding the body.

The best Avelung burial test!
Youtube igdyUlKIlts
 
2021-01-15 6:20:07 PM  

little big man: Magorn: little big man: Magorn: TIL that snowboarders carry airbags


how does that work?  action-reaction would have to a rea biatch

I wear an Avalung when I go backcountry skiing but thankfully never had to rely on it -  I've read a few accounts of people who used them to survive slab avalanches.  Since a skier tends to be buried after being carried downslope for a period of time, you would typically have time to either pop the mouthpiece in or in the case of the airbag packs, deploy the cylinder that inflates it.

[Fark user image 325x372]

Help me to understand.   If you are buried in the snow, how does the O2 reach the backpack?  or is it creating it from the snow use Electrolysis ?

Mine is built like a mesh vest, and the mouthpiece is attached to a tube that wraps around the torso to a mesh panel on the back of the vest; this allows more air to be drawn in from the snowpack surrounding the body.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/igdyUlKI​lts]


Yeah, this^

One of the problems if you are buried by the snow but alive is that your breath melts the snow, and you get an "ice mask" around your mouth and nose that is impervious and quickly suffocates you.  Being able to dissipate the your breathing allows you to survive a while longer than ordinary so that rescuers can find you.

It's important to note that we are talking about raising the average submerged survival time from 5-10 minutes to maybe 45 minutes or so.  Not hours or anything like that.  It matters a lot if your buddies are frantically doing probe beacon searches above you.  But it won't matter at all if you are buried while skiing by yourself, like this numbskull was.
 
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