Powder, powder, powder – lots of fresh snow over night and heading up the mountain in the morning, sounds great doesn’t it? Unfortunately, lots of snow usually also means that the danger of avalanches increases. And this should not be underestimated. Each year, you hear of several cases of avalanche burials, who hopefully survived. How could you increase your chances? With an avalanche backpack. The backpack should NOT be your only means of safety equipment, instead it should be used additionally to your tracker beacon, shovel and probe.