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NEW REVIEW: Black Diamond Avalung-Equipped Packs (with video)

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 UKC Gear 25 Feb 2010
[Will Sim using the Black Diamond Avalung in Chamonix, 4 kb]15 minutes is generally accepted as the time you have before running out of oxygen if buried in an avalanche - assuming your airways are free. If you are wearing an Avalung the onset of hypoxemia (insufficient oxygen in the blood) can be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Will Sim and Jon Griffiths test out Avalung-equipped packs.

"To our relief, as the rest of us made our way down, a blue figure squirmed its way out of the debris. We had been lucky, the avalanche had spat him out short of the gaping crevasse not far below."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=2492

5cifi - BAD SELLER 27 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Gear: Good review, very helpul.

> If Black Diamond made this bag without the Avalung and for climbing, I'd get it.

You can get all the avallung packs without avalung fitted
 steve456 27 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Gear: In that video the guy did have an avalung and put it in his mouth but it was knocked most of the way out during the avalanche which at best stopped it working totally, at worst made it a chocolate teapot.

Discussion on the original here: vimeo.com/6581009
 MRJ 27 Feb 2010
In reply to steve456:
> (In reply to UKC Gear) In that video the guy did have an avalung and put it in his mouth but it was knocked most of the way out during the avalanche which at best stopped it working totally, at worst made it a chocolate teapot.
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> Discussion on the original here: vimeo.com/6581009

Two things, firstly thanks for posting a link to the original non-advert vid.
Secondly, for anyone who doesn't want to read through the full discription here's the key sentance regarding Steve456's comment:
"He had a Black Diamond Avalung on, but as you can tell from the video while he's talking as he's dropping in, it wasn't in his mouth to start. He tried to shove it in the instant of starting to get sucked down, but it didn't stay in fully during his ragdoll descent. It was just off to the corner of his mouth he said, and he definitely got some snow / ice in his mouth still."

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