ABS Témoignages

Avalanche accident in Tignes, February 2015

28-02-2015

"It doesnt matter how much or little skiing you have done, if you’re not careful out there, you can easily get caught out, which is unfortunately what happened to me on Saturday 28th February."

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Géraldine Fasnacht: ange gardien dans l'avalanche

28-04-2014

"C’était une journée de poudreuse fantastique, avec un ciel bleu et de bonnes conditions. La journée était parfaite pour tourner des séquences vidéo. Je ne réalisais pas qu’avec la hausse de la température, le manteau neigeux s’était modifié en très peu de temps. Les préparatifs du run ont pris du temps et, à peu près au milieu de la pente, j’ai senti la différence. Mais, à ce moment-là, il était déjà trop tard. Le dernier tronçon à pic était au soleil et c’est là que tout s’est déclenché : une plaque de neige s’est détachée et l’avalanche a déployé toute sa puissance."

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Professional freerider Aymar Navarro survives avalanche in Aran valley

25-01-2013

It was on the 25th of January 2013 and it had snowed for days in the Aran Valley. The snow pack was more than 4 meters deep. On this day we had a warm, bluebird day!! The conditions were just amazing for filming and for skiing but the snow pack was also a little unstable in steep terrain. We had been looking at different areas for filming and finally we decided to go for the least exposed and less steep one ...

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Avalanche Arlberg area

13-12-2012

The slide occurred on a NE facing wind packed slope. I was skiing with a guide. We had ascended from the SW on skins. There was no previous evidence of recent slides. It was early season and there had been fresh snow and wind for the previous two days. We skied out under the rock face at the very top of the slope and began the descent from approximately 2,500 meters. It was a short distance to the edge of a cornice ...

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Professional Freeskier Elyse Saugstad survives massive avalanche at Stevens Pass

19-02-2012

Elyse: “… and it was very shocking to find that one of the victims that we found was buried literally three feet to my left… I fully believe that my ABS backpack saved my life. My thoughts and prayers are with those that lost their lives.” ...

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Avalanche accident Schwarzhorn, Switzerland

17-02-2012

There were multiple signs that the face / shoot we were going to ski was unstable as we came up the Schwarzhorn lift. A number of slides were visible which must have come down in the last 12 hours. As we got off the lift and skied over to I could feel a hollow nature to the snow. The others decided to head straight in and ski...

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

12-12-2010

I was on a 10-15 deg slope, just starting to roll over to a chute, I realized I was in the wrong place (horrid vis, I was off by about 45 deg from the side where I thought I was) & started to turn around. I was already on the edge of the snow, then saw cracking ...

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Accident d’avalanche dans les Alpes de Kitzbühel

06-02-2010

Ce samedi-là, une de mes amies (Stina S.) et moi-même avions prévu d’effectuer une descente depuis Resterhöhe jusqu’à Aschau in Tirol, en passant par le Stangenjoch. Mais en raison des mauvaises conditions de visibilité, nous nous sommes égarés. En recherchant la bonne descente, nous avons traversé

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Un snowboardeur professionnel équipé d’un système ABS sort indemne d’une avalanche

15-02-2009

Nous étions partis faire du hors-piste avec un guide local et moniteur de ski dans le cadre des « Outdoor Games » à la Flégère, dans le domaine de Chamonix. Nous avons découvert un superbe spot pour filmer quelques prises. Dès le départ, j’avais un mauvais pressentiment, mais les conditions ...

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Avalanche at Bregenzer Wald, Austria

24-01-2009

I have been caught in a snow slab avalanche that I released in the Bregenzer Wald this past Saturday. I immediately activated the ABS System ...

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Le gagnant du Freeride Worldtour 2008, Xavier de Le Rue, survit à une avalanche grâce à son système ABS

28-03-2008

Peu après son sacre aux championnats du monde de freeride en 2008, Xavier de Le Rue est sorti presque indemne d’un grave accident d’avalanche, le 28 mars 2008. Une avalanche (qui a atteint une longueur d’environ 2 kilomètres au final) s’est subitement déclenchée ...

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Avalanche accident in BC, Canada

16-01-2008

Well our group went to Castlegar BC Canada and I was caught in an avalanche just sidehilling to get from one spot to another ...

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Avalanche at Schröcken, Bockstein Area / Austria

04-01-2008

I have been a member of the Austrian Search and Rescue Team at OS Schröcken and completed a specialized avalanche course in order to become a member of the local and the Schröcken-Warth Avalanche Committee, and it is therefore of great concern to me to report my experience ...

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