I viewed the link below this PM and am still shaking my head. The introduction to this clip notes:
“This is simply a very sobering and unbelievable video. However, you should take away from this video all the positive things that you can learn from it. Yes there are risks to the backcountry – but with proper gear, training, and guide(s) with avalanche and EMT training – you can greatly lower your chances of getting caught in an avalanche in the first place … and coming back alive if you ever were to get caught in a slide.”
I always thought that we were supposed to AVOID getting swept up in avalanches by steering clear of high risk areas.