Freeriding in Tignes backcountry on Monday I was caught in a windslab avalanche. The risk was 1/5 but proves that you are never risk free. Luckily managed to activate ABS airbag which stopped the slabs compressing me and also protected my back from the falling debris. Was taken around 150 meters in the slide. Managed to get myself out once the slide had stopped. Very much an experience, and one I do not wish to repeat.

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  • John Mc Adams
    February 4, 2011 22:44

    Careful out there Neil! Glad to see you are ok, you will be pleased to hear we still have our boards. Take care.

  • Hi there, glad you ok! What make ABS bag were you using as I’ve been looking at different options and trying to decide….

  • Hi, I use the ABS vario 15ltrs – The advantage of this bag is being able to remove the back pack and zip on different size bags as the ABS frame and backpack are 2 different units. It works best for me.

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