Cisaikar2012 italy avalanche_accidents

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Cisaikar2012 italy avalanche_accidents

  1. 1. photo: Valgrisenche, 20 apr 2012 Avalanche accidents in Italy Season 2011-2012
  2. 2. 2011-2012: poor in snow; less accidents than usualItalian Alps: winter very poor in snow, tillApril.Good or very good quantities only in theborders with France, Switzerland andAustria (the places where the majority of avalancheaccidents occurred)
  3. 3. AUTONOME PROVINZ BOZEN - SÜDTIROL PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO - ALTO ADIGE
  4. 4. AUTONOME PROVINZ BOZEN - SÜDTIROL PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO - ALTO ADIGE
  5. 5. The Apennines Adriatic sea Tirrenian seaEmilia Romagnaregion in 10 days ofsnow (beginning ofFebruary): up to 300cm of snow at analtitude of 280 mabove the sea
  6. 6. Civil Protection and Army
  7. 7. Avalanche fatalities in Italy 1986-2012In Italy on average there are 13 avalanche fatalities each season
  8. 8. Avalanche victims in Italy 1986-2012In Italy on average (linear media) 18 persons die every year in avalanche fatalities
  9. 9. 5 2 Victims in Italy by Regions –11 season 2011/2012
  10. 10. Avalanche accidents rate bycategory in Italy 2011-2012 Backcountry skiing 67%
  11. 11. Avalanche victims by category 2011-20129 victims: 4 backcountry skiing  1 beacon broken during falling and 1 beacon not working (turned off?) 2 freeride (heliskiing) 3 alpinism  all without beacon
  12. 12. Avalanche accidents and professionals – 2011-2012:7 avalanche accidents (17%) with professionals involved (directly or with clients involved):6 accidents  Mountain guides and Ski instructors1 accident  Mountain hut guardian
  13. 13. Avalanche accidents and foreign people – 2011-2012:13 avalanche accidents (31%) with foreigns involved: mainly German and Switzerland, then Austrian, French, Spanish, Danish, Belgian
  14. 14. Avalanche airbag 2011-20122 Heliski accidents:1 airbag deployed: 1 client heliski, totally buried, companion rescue with transceiver (dead for trauma)1 airbag deployed and 1 airbag not deployed:• 1st client, airbag deployed, not buried, uninjured• 2nd client: airbag not deployed, totally buried (30-40 cm), dead for asphyxia after 20 minutes camera on helmet: not try to deploy airbag and wearing the strap of ski poles
  15. 15. survival under the avalanche:1 backcountry skier alone:to "escape" from the strong and cold winds, moves to a SW slope and triggers the single slab in an area poor in snow. The blocks are very compact: a lot of air available and is well dressed (was descending), protected from the wind and the cold.Found alive (slightly injured) after 4 hours and 5 minutes
  16. 16. Photo: Aosta Valley, Mont Blanc area 17 feb 2012 cable car 40° - 45°for further informations: aineva@aineva.it

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