avalanche


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Wilderness medicine A natural disaster in which massive unsorted mixtures of snow/ice/rock/mud cascade down a steep incline. Powder snow avalanches can exceed speeds of 300 km/h, and masses of 10,000,000 tonnes
Statistics Europe, 150 deaths/year; USA/Canada, 15/year; most are recreational—e.g., snowmobilers, mountaineers, back-country skiers
Avalanche risks Decreased snow stability; slope angles > 35º
Emergency action Do not wait; even in well-equipped ski areas, helicopters take 45 minute to arrive
Survival 15 minutes—85%; 30 minutes—40%; 1 hour—20%; 2 hours—0%
Cause of death Crush injury, hypothermia, suffocation

avalanche

Geomedicine A natural disaster in which a massive block of snow cascades down a steep incline Statistics In North America, ± 15 die thereof/yr; in Europe, 150/yr; most are recreational deaths–eg, snowmobilers, mountaineers, backcountry skiers Avalanche risks ↓ Snow stability; slope angles > 35º COD Crush injury, asphyxia. See Geological disaster.
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Srinagar- based defence spokesman Colonel NN Joshi said an Army post in Siachen, located at a height of 19,600 feet, was struck by the avalanche early on Wednesday morning.
The next scene on Sunday showed a family of grizzly bears appearing to emerge from the remnants of an avalanche before walking precariously down the slope.
While four soldiers were killed by an avalanche in January last year, while in the previous year four died when their vehicle was buried under an avalanche near Leh, the main city in the high-altitude region known as Ladakh.
The whole northern crest of the Alps bordering Austria was under the highest avalanche risk following an extraordinary snowfall of up to two meters (6.6 feet,) beating record levels dating to the early 1980s in some places, officials said.
The deceased, employees at a telecom company's tower, were on the way to their work when hit by the avalanche, said a representative of the deputy commissioner office Chitral.
CHITRAL -- Four people, including two brothers, went missing after coming under an avalanche in Chitral on Sunday.
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