Avalanche dog rescue simulation – video
The Rescue at Cherry Bowl
Avalanche safety and rescue require skills and practice. Can it make the difference?
In March of 2013, four friends from Whitehorse, Yukon, made the 1,200-km road trip south to Shames Mountain, B.C. With fresh snow and clearing skies, they embarked on a week-long adventure exploring the area’s backcountry. Four days in, on a bluebird day in Cherry Bowl, their trip came to an abrupt end.
A massive avalanche hit the group of four skiers. When the slide stopped, three of them were deeply buried. The one person left on the surface had his pack swallowed by the snow, leaving him with no rescue equipment other than his transceiver. The chances of his friends’ survival were almost zero, yet all of them lived.
Explore what is now known as the “Rescue at Cherry Bowl” – the true story of how one trained group used their skills to successfully rescue the three people deeply buried in the avalanche.
The source for avalanche awareness and training information is Avalanche Canada.