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The correct answer is to put your avalung mouthpiece in your mouth and inflate your airbag. If you don't have either of those things, then you are NOT properly equipped to be in avalanche terrain. If you get caught in an avalanche when you are not properly equipped, then the best you can do is 'swim' like crazy to try and keep yourself afloat, and then ...


Punch as big an airspace as possible in front of your face. Statistically most people are killed by the trauma received during the avalanche. Second is asphyxiation, so providing yourself more air to breath is about the best you can do. If you are frequently traveling in snowy terrain you should absolutely take an AIARE 1 (or equivelent) course (at a ...

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