Most victims who survive the intial avalanche slide die from suffocation if not found quickly.
The Black Diamond AvaLung II is one of the most important developments in avalanche safety since the avalanche beacon.
This is where an AvaLung steps in.
The AvaLung draws oxygen directly from the surrounding snowpack, buying precious time if you become buried in an avalanche. The system then diverts exhausted carbon dioxide away from your fresh-air intake zone, minimizing CO2 contamination.
After 15 minutes of burial in an avalanche the chance of survival drops dramatically. The average time of rescue with an avalanche transceiver is 20 minutes.
The AvaLung acts as an artificial air pocket, allowing the user to breathe while buried and so greatly lengthening the time one can survive under the snow.
The shoulder sling is comfortable to wear and weighs just 9 ounces. It has been proven to extend lives and is trusted by avalanche control workers, ski mountaineers and guides worldwide.
The Black Diamond AvaLung is designed for backcountry powder skiing & snowboarding, alpinism, and snowmobiling.
Get the Avalung II size that corresponds with your T-shirt size.
Black Diamond AvaLung II Features
This nine-ounce shoulder sling may be the most important piece of life-saving equipment you can wear when traveling in avalanche terrain.
Allows an avalanche victim to breathe fresh air directly from the snowpack