SAR Briefing and deployment exercise


You are paged out to an avalanche at 11:30 am for a 30 y/o female buried to her waist.  She states she thinks her leg is broken and she can’t dig herself out.  No one else is with her.  She is stating that she is getting really cold.  The temperature is 32F.  The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE. You estimate an approximately 30 min skin in to her location.  Flight for Life Helicopter is unavailable due to high winds.  You have 12 team members that just showed up at the trailhead.  They are all ready for you, the mission commander to give them the SAR deployment plan.  You have just received their GPS coordinates from 911 dispatch.  The subjects location is on the map below.