Welcome to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol team, Ritter! 😍 Related: VIDEO: Inside Ops—The Sierra Avalanche Dogs We can’t wait to watch you grow and learn and become an active member of the Avalanche Rescue Dog Team.
EMS rescued an injured hiker Saturday afternoon at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, CO when she fell 30-feet off a cliff trying to rescue a friend’s puppy who had fallen and was stuck on a ledge. Related: Puppy Dogs Eyes: How Does Your Dog Feel About You? The 25-year-old Denver woman was hiking with friends when the 3.5-month-old puppy lost […]
The alpha-female of the solitary Californian wolf pack, Lassen Pack, has emerged with 5 new pups on the east side of Lassen National Park. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was able to trap her and give her a new tracking collar, for the one she was wearing, had run out of battery back in November. It was unknown […]
In 2013, ski filmmaker Bjarne Salén and professional skier Andreas Fransson embarked upon a journey to the mountains of Peru for an alpine expedition. On their expedition, they made an unexpected friend. Salén wrote in an Instagram post: “This story is really bananas and I’m stoked to share it if you want to listen: In 2013 @andreasfransson99 and I went to Peru […]
Dog Killed In Skier Triggered Avalanche in Alaska, Skier (Owner) Takes 1,000′ Ride in Same Avalanche
A dog was killed in a D2.5, R3 avalanche in the South Fork Eagle River area by Harp Mountain’s 2 Bowls, Alaska on February 25th, 2016. A skier (we’re guessing the owner) was carried down in the avalanche for 1,000-feet but not fully buried and was uninjured. It’s not often that you hear of this situation, but it is truly unfortunate […]
Jackson Hole has a new puppy in training for the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. Tater, an 8-week-old Golden Retriever, showed up in Jackson two days ago. His full name is Sir Tater Tot of the Tetons. An avalanche dog can search one hectare (2.5 acres) in about 30 minutes. It would take 20 humans around 4 hours to cover an equivalent area using avalanche probes. The speed with which an “avy dog” locates an avalanche victim is absolutely vital. Around 90% of avalanche victims will survive if recovered in the first 15 minutes after burial […]