Gather Information

Collecting information early in the rescue will provide situational awareness that will help you perform a better rescue. If you witness an avalanche accident, or if the accident involves your own party, you will probably already know the answers to many of these questions. But don't make assumptions—just because you only saw one member of your party become engulfed by an avalanche doesn't mean there aren't more.

Deep Avalanche Burial

If you arrive at an avalanche that didn't involve your party, you should quickly and efficiently gather this information from witnesses.