• Avalanche Basics

    Avalanche Basics
    Avalanche Basics
  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared
    Be Prepared
  • On Tour

    On Tour
    On Tour
  • Avalanches

    Avalanches
    Avalanches
  • Emergency situation
    on the mountain

First aid after
an avalanche

Have you found your buddy quickly and dug him or her out? Then you’ve already dealt with the first step – but that’s no reason to relax. The consequences of avalanche burial are manifold. Are there any mechanical injuries? Is your companion still breathing? Does he or she have a pulse? Maybe his or her core body temperature has already sunk considerably? Lots of avalanche training programs mention these important issues only in passing, with most not exploring them in depth. It’s now high time you learn what to do after digging your partner out.

SHOW ME THE MEASURES TO TAKE AFTER THE AVALANCHE!

WINTER EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Ice-cold winter air, the stars are sparkling, and you’re sitting in your snow cave curled up in your thick down sleeping bag cooking some soup on the gas cooker. That’s the romantic side of a night in the open. But there are also situations where it’s a question of mere survival. We’re about to explain which type of snow cave is most suitable.

SHOW ME THE VIDEO ABOUT SNOW CAVES

IMPROVISED TRANSPORT

The snow shows no sign of stopping, your phone’s long run out of battery, a helicopter would probably not be able to fly in these conditions anyway, but your touring partner is lying in the snow with a bad knee, unable to go down into the valley under his or her own head of steam. Won’t happen to you? We hope so too, but you should still know how to bring your buddy down into the valley if such a moment arrives.

HELICOPTER GUIDING

Cell phone coverage in the Alps region is for the most part not entirely satisfactory, but luckily your reception is good enough to alert the helicopter, because your companion is writhing in pain after a fall. Getting him or her down into the valley any other way is not an option. The alerted air rescuers may be professionals, but you can still make their work on the way to the pick-up point easier while simultaneously protecting yourself and your partner from unnecessary dangers.

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HELICOPTER GUIDING

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