Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

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Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby geno71 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:37 am

Not sure if this was already posted but an interesting read

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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby thespoonybard » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:01 am

"The mountains are calling...and I must go" - John Muir
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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby d_baker » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:19 am

The CAIC has this report on their website. ... t=20090116

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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby CO Native » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:47 am

All three admit they barely used the avalung, but it gave them the time they needed to clear an area out around their faces.

It's also a good warning about having pole straps around your wrists. Well that and to not ignore obvious warning signs of avalanche danger.
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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby CorduroyCalves » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:17 pm

Didn't Jethro Tull record a song about the avalung?


Good story, BTW.
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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby Roald » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:43 pm

I can see the television commercial now, with that song playing in the background. Great idea.
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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby larkinrx2 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:21 pm

only if the person busts thru the snow like the kool aid man
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