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Self-Arrest Skills Save Lives on Snow-Covered Slopes

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Plant the Pick Into the Slope
Self-Arrest Skills Save Lives on Snow-Covered Slopes

A hiker plants the pick of her axe into a snow slope to execute the self-arrest.

Photo credit Franck Bocamy © Traci J. Macnamara.

Use some force to plant the pick of your axe into the slope just above shoulder level.

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