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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon312K View Post
What would you need a shovel for? And what does a avalanche beacon do? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?
You need a shovel to dig your partner out. You should not ride bc without one - a partner or a shovel.

Beacons show your partner where you are buried.

This has been one of the worst avalanche seasons on record for all of north America.

You wouldn't. You would die.
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