Research Question Does the physical fitness level of an avalanche rescuer effect the speed at which they dig to recover a victim.
Control Snow Shovel Given zone of entrapment Snowpack Variable Time
Results Rachel Flanigan Angela Gravitt Susie Zagorski Jack Bowles Cameron Sanders Adam Chastan Ricky Martinez 5 min. 30 sec. 2 min. 47 sec. 3 min. 45 sec. 2 min. 10 sec. 1 min. 38 sec. 1 min. 39 sec. 2 min. 11 sec.
Suggestions Burry the object deeper Control Energy Level Test more individuals with experience
Conclusion Test results show no effects of fitness levels Test show females have more difficulty Further Testing: Burry the body deeper Ensure diggers have a sense of urgency More diggers would be great Possibly use only Avalanche Rescue trained diggers