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avalanche safety

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August 5, 2015
Heavy snowfall and extreme wind events in Chile have created hazardous conditions in many backcountry zones in South America. By Leslie Hittmeier
June 4, 2015
CAIC officials reported 260 avalanches in May and predict June could follow suit.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Black Diamond JetForce avalanche airbag system, which inflates via a rechargeable battery and a fan.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system, which uses two small non-reusable gas canisters to deploy the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the ABS Vario Base Unit avalanche airbag system, which is designed to zip into other ABS-compatible packs. The system uses nitrogen and a charged handle to inflate the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Backcountry Access Float avalanche airbag system, which is one of the least expensive on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Mammut Ride Protection Airbag avalanche airbag system, which is shaped differently than other airbags on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the different avalanche airbag systems including what's used to inflate the bags, how easily they are to refill after deployment, and more.
February 11, 2015
A broken ski pole in the backcountry can be devastating. But here's an easy fix.
February 4, 2015
Setting a bootpack is as simple as hiking up hill with skis on your back, but doing it efficiently can leave you some gas in the tank for another lap.