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Avalanches: Snow smarts work better than beacons

Article by Allen Best

Snow Safety – March 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

TEN YEARS AGO I invested in my avalanche beacon. A “beeper,” people called it. It emits a signal or, at the flip of a switch, picks up the signals emitted from other beacons.

Companions on back-country ski adventures routinely carried beacons.

“Everybody have beacons?” somebody always asked as we set out for one of the 10th Mountain Division huts. Then we were off.