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Avalanche Burial with Black Diamond AvaLung

Video Release Date: October 20, 2009
Video Source: YouTube

Okay, there is no doubt that this is a scary video, but if you are a backcountry skier or boarder you should watch this Black Diamond video.

On a heli-ski trip out of Haines, AK in April 2008, experienced backcountry skier Chris Cardello was prepared and knew the risks. He was also wearing a helmet cam. This footage is an intense first person perspective on being caught in an avalanche, riding it to burial, breathing through a Black Diamond AvaLung and being rescued by trained professionals. Be safe out there!

The Black Diamond AvaLung allows you to breathe fresh air directly from the snowpack, buying you precious time during a rescue. Rebreathing exhaled air when you are buried causes suffocation because the air becomes oversaturated with carbon dioxide and depleted of oxygen. The AvaLung diverts the exhausted air away from your fresh-air intake zone, considerably extending the time your partners have to conduct a successful recovery.

Learn more at BlackDiamondEquipment.com/avalung.

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