Continuous improvement of avalanche airbags cannot be achieved without users’ feedback. Laboratory or simulated field tests can never replace use in real avalanche conditions. The aim of gathering this information is to study the behaviour of airbags in avalanche and to guide future developments that will improve their efficiency. This information is shared with the Association Nationale pour l'Etude de la Neige et des Avalanche (ANENA), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve safety in the face of risks associated with snow and avalanches, and with whom we collaborate as part of our training programmes.
Date of avalanche *
Slope angle at starting zone
Topography avalanche deposit
Deposit zone of the avalanche
Dimension of deposit zone
Depth of the avalanche deposit
cm near the victim
Committed to *
Type of tour *
Group size (number of persons) *
Number of persons caught by avalanche *
Avalanche airbag *
Brand of avalanche airbag *
Model of avalanche airbag
Mono-airbag / double-airbag
Avalanche Transceiver *
Shovel / Probe
How easy was the activation (easy 1 - 2 - 3 difficult)
Airbag inflation level
Position when the avalanche triggered
Position of the victims when the avalanche stopped
If other, how?
head burial depth (cm) *
burial time (minutes) *
If injured, where ?
Description of injury
Method of rescue
Eye (visible victim or object)
Par la vue (victime ou objet visible)
Par l'ouïe (appel)
Détecteur de victimes d'avalanches (DVA)
Others rescue method
Details of rescue and a personal report with subjective impression of impact of the avalanche airbag during the release, during the avalanche and at avalanche standstill.Was the release with handle easy or problematic? Predominantly in prone or supine position? Predominantly on or in the avalanche? Were you whirled around? How strong was the pull of the airbag from the belt? Photos or sketches of the avalanche are very welcome. Thank you!
If you have photos or sketches of the avalanche, please attach them. Here is the list of authorized files.
Accepted formats: maximum 2 MB in jpg, png, jpeg, or pdf
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