Avalanche Rescue Shovel Technique

Avalanche Rescue Shovel Technique


Avalanche rescue has several stages. The longest and most strenuous aspect of avalanche rescue is the shoveling phase. Proficient shoveling saves vaulable minutes. From where you start digging relative to your probe strike to efficiently moving snow, there are several shoveling techniques that help make for fast, efficient recovery of an avalanche victim.

Backcountry Access (BCA) offers a series of educational avalanche rescue blogs and videos focusing on companion rescue shoveling techniques. The best place to begin is with Shoveling 101. 

Watch a video about efficient probing.

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