Should Airbags Be Standard Avalanche Safety Equipment? Avalanche Airbags prevent mortality equal to or better than avalanche transceivers, but have yet to be widely adopted. Christopher VanTilburg, MD talks through the reasons why.
Christopher is an accomplished outdoors person and is widely involved with the outdoor and medical community. He works in Hood River at Occupational and Travel Medicine, the Emergency Dept, and the Mountain Clinic at Mount Hood Meadows. He is also Public Health Officer for Hood River County and the Medical Director for Crag Rats Mountain Rescue, Portland Mountain Rescue, Clackamas County SAR, and Pacific Northwest SAR. He is author of Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon.
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