Avalanche Anatomy

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Anatomy of a Slide

A breakdown of avalanches, burials, and rescues.

A breakdown of avalanches, burials, and rescues.

Terrain: Anatomy of a Slide
The better you are at recognizing hazardous terrain, the better choices you can make when traveling in avalanche country. Know before you go.

Mortality: Anatomy of a Burial
These images are from a simulated burial - my own. The real thing isn't nearly so much fun. -Marc Peruzzi

Survival: Anatomy of a Rescue
Three of you are whooping it up in the backcountry when your brother/best friend/spouse gets buried in a slide. Only you can save him. Mountain guide Eli Helmuth shows you how.

MARCH/APRIL 2006

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