Professional Secrets for a Quick Avalanche Rescue

Submitted by Doug Chabot on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:53

Imagine this terrifying scenario:  You are at the top of a slope that just avalanched and buried three of your friends. Only you can save them.  Their survival is up to you alone and the odds are very low because time is not on your side. A person has an 80% chance of surviving if dug up in 10 minutes. This rapidly falls to 20% at 30 minutes. Can you get all three to the surface in 15 minutes? 

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