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Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby geno71 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:37 am

Not sure if this was already posted but an interesting read

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_11613493

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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby thespoonybard » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:01 am

HOLY FISH-STICKS BATMAN!
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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby d_baker » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:19 am

The CAIC has this report on their website.
http://avalanche.state.co.us/pub/accide ... t=20090116

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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby CO Native » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:47 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 2:17 pm

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

:wink:

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

Postby Roald » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:43 pm

I can see the television commercial now, with that song playing in the background. Great idea.
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Roald, in that one sentence you managed to demonstrate that A) you're an idiot and B) you're a hypocrite, and a perfect example of the cause of the modern-day problems in this country.

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Re: Another AvaLung\Lucky Success Story

Postby larkinrx2 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:21 pm

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