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Avalanche Cord

Also:

A colored line which trails a traveler in avalanche terrain to aid in locating if caught and buried in an avalanche.

While it may sound good in theory, and although one could argue that it is better than nothing, it has a poor track record and is rarely used anymore.

A bit of background on avalanche cords and their track record can be found in the Avalanche FAQ on mountain-guiding.com.

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