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When female pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner was riding down a Colorado mountain, she triggered a terrifying avalanche. Hytner was able to deploy an airbag so she could remain on the surface of the giant slab as it broke out above her.
15 Sep 2012
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Professional snowboarder Meesh Hytner triggered an avalanche going down the side of a Colorado mountain, John Blackstone reports how a high-tech backpack saved her life.
15 Sep 2012
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This avalanche airbag footage was caught on January 25th, 2012 in the Snake River backcountry near Montezuma, Colo. It features pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner getting caught in an avalanche and staying on top after deploying her BCA Float 30 avalanche airbag. While airbags can be extremely effective in preventing avalanche burial, they are no substitute for education and good judgment. Please take an avalanche course and choose your terrain based on the current avalanche hazard. For more learning resources, see *******www.backcountryaccess****/education . For more information on BCA Float airbags, see: *******www.backcountryaccess****/airbag . Thanks to Tyler Malay and the crew over at workhorsecollective**** for the footage.
22 Dec 2012
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