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OUR CUSTOMERS AND ATHLETES REPORT

EXPERIENCES

Why and how did an avalanche occur? How does it feel to be carried along by an avalanche? What role does an ABS® avalanche backpack play in a burial? Our athletes and customers will answer these questions in their experience reports.

Avalanche accident in Tignes

Avalanche accident in Tignes

28.02.2015 "It doesn't matter how much or little you ski, if you're not careful out there, you can easily get caught, which unfortunately happened to me on Saturday, February 28....

Géraldine Fasnacht: Guardian angel in the avalanche

Géraldine Fasnacht: Guardian angel in the avalanche

28.04.2014 "It was a fantastic powder day with blue skies and good conditions, a perfect day for filming. We filmed near the gondola in Verbier, our goal was to have...

Avalanche accident in the Kackar Mountains, Turkey

Avalanche accident in the Kackar Mountains, Turkey

04.03.2014 "On March 4, 2014, we climbed to a peak of about 2800 m in the Kackar Mountains near Yayalar near Yusufeli in the province of Artvin in eastern Turkey...

Avalanche accident - Grosses Mosermandl, Austria

Avalanche accident - Grosses Mosermandl, Austria

28.03.2013 "On March 28, 2013 the ABS® backpack saved my life and unfortunately only that of one of my companions.The story: During a ski tour on the Große Mosermandl in...

Avalanche accident at Peischlkopf / Stuben am Arlberg

Avalanche accident at Peischlkopf / Stuben am Arlberg

22.03.2013 "I was climbing with my 3 friends on the south side of the Peischlkopf in a tracked ascent lane when suddenly the muffled bang of a snow slab could...

Avalanche Surselva

Avalanche Surselva

13.02.2013 "At the time of the avalanche, warning level 3 was in effect, and the point of departure was a few meters below the summit, the first steep slope. About...

Avalanche Zillertal

Avalanche Zillertal

10.02.2013 "My friend Christian E. and I were on our way to the Kreuzjoch in Zell/Ziller on Sunday 10.2.2013 with bright sunshine and an avalanche warning level 3. When we...

Professional freerider Aymar Navarro survives avalanche in Aran valley

Professional freerider Aymar Navarro survives avalanche in Aran valley

25.01.2013 "It was January 25, 2013, and it had been snowing in the Aran Valley for days. The snowpack was more than 10 feet deep. On this day we had...

Avalanche Ötztal Alps

Avalanche Ötztal Alps

23.01.2013 "After the second turn in the untracked slope, a snow slab in a radius of about 10 meters around me has cracked. After I saw no possibility to get...

Avalanche accident Zürs am Arlberg

Avalanche accident Zürs am Arlberg

06.01.2013 "The avalanche occurred on the Arlberg in western Austria in the Vorarlberg part, between the towns of Zürs and Lech below the Omeshorn. The three of us were on...

Avalanche accident Arlberg

Avalanche accident Arlberg

13.12.2012 "The landslide occurred on a north-easterly, windy slope. I rode with a guide. We had climbed up with skins from the SW. There was no previous evidence of spontaneous...

Professional Freeskier Elyse Saugstad survives massive avalanche at Stevens Pass

Professional Freeskier Elyse Saugstad survives massive avalanche at Stevens Pass

19.02.2012 Elyse: "...and it was very shocking to learn that one of the victims that we found was literally buried one meter to my left... I firmly believe that my...

Avalanche accident Schwarzhorn, Switzerland

Avalanche accident Schwarzhorn, Switzerland

17.02.2012 "There were several indications that the downhill run we were about to take was unstable when we were going up the Schwarzhorn lift. There were a number of avalanches...

Avalanche accident in the Madrisa region

Avalanche accident in the Madrisa region

26.01.2012 "Seen from below we drove about 80m to the right of the official Chüecalanda slope from above into the left part of the slope. On the third or fourth...

Colorado: Should you buy an ABS pack? Mine saved my life today, I vote yes.

Colorado: Should you buy an ABS pack? Mine saved my life today, I vote yes.

12.12.2010 "First of all, many thanks to www.snowbigdeal.com & Mike Duffy / www.avalanche1.com I don't think I'd be telling this story without her. Of all the things that went wrong, there were...

Snow slab avalanche on the Zendeslerkofel

Snow slab avalanche on the Zendeslerkofel

07.02.2010 "On 7.2.10, I triggered a dry snow slab avalanche on the Zendeslerkofel:Slope: North; entrance approx. 35-40°The crack height was from approx. 20 to approx. 80 cm, I immediately triggered...

Avalanche accident Kitzbühler Alps

Avalanche accident Kitzbühler Alps

06.02.2010 "A friend of mine (Stina S.) and I wanted to leave on Saturday from the Resterhöhe over the Stangenjoch to Aschau in Tyrol. But because of the bad visibility...

Professional snowboarder survives avalanche with ABS uninjured

Professional snowboarder survives avalanche with ABS uninjured

15.02.2009 "We were at the Outdoor Games in Le Flegere"/ Chamonix with a local guide & ski guide in the backcountry, when we discovered a great location for filming. I already...

Avalanche at Bregenzer Wald, Austria

Avalanche at Bregenzer Wald, Austria

24.01.2009 "I was caught in a snow slab avalanche which I triggered last Saturday in the Bregenz Forest. I immediately activated the ABS® system, it worked very well. When the...

Winner of the Freeride Worldtour 2008 - Xavier De Le Rue - survives avalanche accident with ABS

Winner of the Freeride Worldtour 2008 - Xavier De Le Rue - survives avalanche accident with ABS

28.03.2008 "Shortly after winning the Freeride World Championship 2008, Xavier De Le Rue survived a severe avalanche accident on March 28, 2008 almost uninjured. During filming, an avalanche suddenly broke...

Avalanche accident in BC, Canada

Avalanche accident in BC, Canada

16.01.2008 "Well, our group was going to Castlegar (BC, Canada) and I was caught in an avalanche that only came down sideways to get from one place to another. The...

Avalanche at Schröcken, Bockstein Area / Austria

Avalanche at Schröcken, Bockstein Area / Austria

 04.01.2008 "I was a member of the Austrian search and rescue service at OS Schröcken and completed an avalanche course to become a member of the local avalanche committee Schröcken-Warth....

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