8 minutes under an avy is a long damn time. If you’re going into the backcountry or sidecountry and you don’t have avalanche education nor avalanche knowledge, you’re rolling the dice. Even if you do have avy education & knowledge, you’re rolling the dice. Dan Treadway Buried by Avy for 8 Full Minutes | Do You Have Avy Ed? | Graphs: Avy Fatalities by State, Activity, Burial Time, Burial Depth | Unofficial Networks

Dan Treadway Buried by Avy for 8 Full Minutes | Do You Have Avy Ed? | Graphs: Avy Fatalities by State, Activity, Burial Time, Burial Depth

Dan Treadway Buried by Avy for 8 Full Minutes | Do You Have Avy Ed? | Graphs: Avy Fatalities by State, Activity, Burial Time, Burial Depth

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8 minutes under an avy is a long damn time.  If you’re going into the backcountry or sidecountry and you don’t have avalanche education nor avalanche knowledge, you’re rolling the dice.  Even if you do have avy education & knowledge, you’re rolling the dice.

Avalanche Survival Chances vs. Minutes Buried. Survival chances drop severely after 15 minutes.

Where the education really becomes valuable is avoiding dangerous avy conditions all together & in extracting your buried buddy.

CO dominates this list with their weak bonding snowpack

Dan was fortunate in this video in that his buddies were on it and got him out of there pretty quick.  Can you imagine being buried in an avalanche for 8 minutes?

snowmobilers, skiers, & climbers are at the highest risk

Last winter, 25 people were killed in avalanches in the USA, including some good friends.

As more and more people venture into the backcountry, more and more people are becoming avy fatalities

Regardless of your level of avy training, go to Avalanche.org right now, click on “education” and then “online tutorial.”  This online avalanche tutorial is solid and used by avalanche professionals to teach avy protocol.

the deeper you’re buried, the worse your chance at survival

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