The Rooster King
What they are leaving out in all this is the knowledge not to get caught in an avalanche to begin with, such as the SKIERSHe deleted all negative comments. Big touchy ego. Made me think about the speed problem. I haven't done BC yet, but what about carrying snowshoes for safety? How long does it really takes to switch ? Would it be faster strap snow shoes on?
Thinking on it, the odds that you are at the base of the slide without actually being caught in the slide yourself are probably low, most rescues I have seen on video seem to be from the uphill. Others here that do BC would know more I am sure, just trying to think about it from a logical perspective. Curious myself though, would like to get into more BC in the Adirondack slides and other regions around here where there is that danger.I agree with you, that not being there is the best option, but say you find yourself at the base of a slide and want to hike 100 feet up, would it be faster to strap snow shoes or split the board and put skins? I'll be starting BC soon, just curious about extra safety.