Scuba Steve Survives the AvalancheBy Rocky Thompson on September 18th, 2006
Black Diamondâ€™s offering their Avalung in two backcountry skiing backpacks for this winter. The Avalung is designed to pull air out of the snowpack when youâ€™re waiting for rescue after getting caught in a slide. The trick is getting the mouthpiece in and then not letting the snow crush all the air out of your chest when you get buried. For more information on mortal terror, read this guyâ€™s survival story about getting caught in a slide with the Avalung.