Comprehensive summary of the most recent research and development projects in avalanche rescue, as well as the most up to date techniques, methods, systems and strategies. In the last 25 years, avalanche rescue has been systematized and optimized in almost every aspect of search, excavation, avalanche patient care, operational risk management, equipment as well as the pedagogical and didactical approach to teach the various user groups from novice to expert level.
Equally, the approach and tools applied in the research of avalanche rescue procedures have dramatically changed from a mainly subjective “expert consensus” style to a quantitative and statistical base to allow an informed and analytical decision making process. With a combination of retrospective statistical data and prospective, quantitative field test data, modern R&D in avalanche rescue is mainly based on (Monte Carlo) simulations, allowing to discover the “most survival chance optimized” approach.
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