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Safety Week: Rescue Drills

The video above is an example of a rescue scenario drill performed during TGR’s International Pro Rider Workshop. Every real life situation and accident has different variables that only through training you will be able to cope with. As Exum guide Don Sharaf explains, it was only his repetition and practice that allowed him to overcome an accident that involved a close friend.

A crew of TGR athletes practices administering first aid in the backcountry during IPRW 2017. Jon Klaczkiewicz photo.

If you haven’t picked it up yet, the only way to learn how to properly respond in a rescue situation is practice. Practice assessing the scene, beacon searches, probing, and shoveling. Take a WFA or WFR, have the local search and rescue telephone number, carry a first aid kit and know how to use, and understand the steps it would take to rescue someone from avalanche terrain.

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Aspen Avalanche Could be a ‘300-year event’
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The mile-wide avalanche that happened in Aspen Highlands on March 9th certainly felt out of the norm. It was a nightmare that released naturally, charging over 3000 feet and destroying trees like toothpicks as it piled into the Conundrum Creek Valley. RELATED: Colorado’s Red Mountain Pass to Close Indefinitely Because of Avalanches Turns out local experts speculate it to be a 300-year event. According to the Vail Daily, Art Mears, an engineer from Gunnison, has been taking a closer look into

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Video: Skier Nearly Smokes Jerry at Mach 4
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We'll start with a quick refresh on skiing etiquette: Downhill skiers have the right of way. Yes, it's super annoying when you're arcing some turns down a groomer and all of a sudden rental-boots-over-jeans-guy makes an erratic 90+ degree swerve into your fall line. However, it's still your responsibility to avoid crashing into him. Related: Man Survives for Weeks on Saltine Sandwiches Why didn't the cameraman spot his buddy's landing? Nuking into a seemingly-blind air on a busy groomer is

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Throwback: The Longest Ski Jump in History
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In terms of humans flying through the air at high velocity with little to nothing in the way of safety equipment, ski jumping is unparalleled. Soaring above massive hills at highway speed, these fearless athletes make mere 100-foot gaps like Chad's seem almost mundane. Yes, they aren't flipping or spinning, but they also don't have the benefit of a soft landing.  Related: Ski BASE Has Returned to Jackson's Cody Peak Technically, a jump done on a hill on this size is classified as "ski