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.
Real-life emergencies can happen in the dark, so be prepared to act even after the sun goes down. Max Ritter 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.