Survive an avalanche by carrying these four key pieces of gear

Anyone who Ventures far into backcountry mountains—or even skis off-piste at a resort—should know what they’re getting into. Slides kill more than 150 people worldwide every year, doing in snowmobilers, skiers, and ­snowboarders. But carrying the right gear (and taking a safety class) will make those epic, swooshy descents safer. These tools will help you get rescued—or save a teammate—in a snowfall emergency. Backpack A folded bladder inside the Mammut Light Removable Airbag 3.0 embiggens you once it’s deployed, so ideally, you’ll float at the top of a snow stream.…

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