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Episode Detail: Avalanche: Surviving Tragedy - Explorer

Michael Davie reflects on the aftermath of a 2003 avalanche that killed seven skiers in Canada's Glacier National Park, and looks at upgrading rescue measures to prevent future tragedies.

Episodes: Explorer (205)

2/10/2013: Inside: 21st Century Warship
11/23/2011: How to Build an Ancient Man
9/28/2011: Man vs. Volcano
5/29/2011: Stormageddon
5/10/2011: Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes
5/3/2011: Megapiranha
4/26/2011: The Angel Effect
4/19/2011: Mystery of the Murdered Saints
2/14/2011: Clash of the Americas
2/7/2011: How to Build a Beating Heart
1/24/2011: Lost Cannibals of Europe
1/17/2011: American Hostage
12/14/2010: Born to Rage
11/23/2010: How Man Tamed the Wild
11/16/2010: Lost Mummies of New Guinea
9/28/2010: Can the Gulf Survive
8/31/2010: Inside Bioterror
8/24/2010: Albino Murders
8/17/2010: 24 Hours After Hiroshima
8/10/2010: Inside the DEA
7/20/2010: Fighting Back - Stories From the Spill
6/15/2010: Electronic Armageddon
6/8/2010: Talibanistan
4/27/2010: Fatal Insomnia
4/20/2010: Journey to an Alien Moon
4/19/2010: 25th Anniversary Special
4/11/2010: Solitary Confinement
3/2/2010: Inside the Nuclear Threat
2/23/2010: Vampire Forensics
2/9/2010: Python Wars
1/31/2010: Camp Leatherneck
12/13/2009: Narco State
12/13/2009: Narco State
11/24/2009: 24 Hours After Asteroid Impact
11/10/2009: Secret History of Diamonds
11/3/2009: Inside LSD
10/27/2009: Mystery of the Disembodied Feet
9/29/2009: Climbing Redwood Giants
9/22/2009: Chimps on the Edge
9/15/2009: Sex, Lies and Gender
7/12/2009: Inside Death Row
6/9/2009: Easter Island Underworld
6/2/2009: Child Mummy Sacrifice
4/5/2009: Inside Guantanamo
3/10/2009: T. rex Walks Again
3/8/2009: Kingdom of the Blue Whale
2/10/2009: Monster Fish of the Congo
2/3/2009: Italy's Mystery Mummies
1/20/2009: Peru's Mass Grave Mystery
1/13/2009: The Virus Hunters
12/9/2008: Guns in America
12/2/2008: Marijuana Nation
11/25/2008: Secret History of Gold
11/20/2008: Lost Cities of the Amazon
9/16/2008: Congo Bush Pilots
9/2/2008: Moment of Death
8/10/2008: Zoo Tiger Escape
7/22/2008: Finding Anastasia
7/1/2008: Gorilla Murders
6/10/2008: Science of Cats
6/4/2008: Mystery of the Mummy Murders
6/3/2008: Tunnel to a Lost World
4/8/2008: Shark Superhighway
4/2/2008: Death of the Iceman
3/26/2008: Border Wars
3/12/2008: Alaska's Last Oil
2/13/2008: Testosterone Factor
1/30/2008: Inside Sumo
1/9/2008: Science of Evil
12/19/2007: Last Christians of Bethlehem
12/2/2007: China's Secret Mummies
11/21/2007: Ultimate Viper
11/11/2007: Inside the Body Trade
10/23/2007: Heroin Crisis
10/7/2007: Mammoth Mystery
9/19/2007: Science of Babies
9/12/2007: Ultimate Crocodile
8/15/2007: Science of Dogs
8/8/2007: Jellyfish Invasion
6/13/2007: FBI Takedown
4/11/2007: Struck by Lightning
3/5/2007: Inside North Korea
3/4/2007: Aryan Brotherhood
2/28/2007: Doomsday Volcano
2/28/2007: Stone Age Apocalypse
2/19/2007: Ultimate Shark
1/31/2007: Polar Apocalypse
1/21/2007: Iraq's Guns for Hire
12/17/2006: Secret Lives of Jesus
12/13/2006: Super Carrier
12/6/2006: Attack of the Killer Bees
10/18/2006: World's Most Dangerous Drug
9/20/2006: Ultimate Cat
9/13/2006: Ultimate Hippo
9/6/2006: L.A.'s Future Quake
8/30/2006: Ultimate Bear
8/16/2006: Python vs. Gator
7/12/2006: Killer Cane Toads
6/21/2006: Drowning New Orleans
5/31/2006: Outsmarting Terror
5/10/2006: Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre
4/19/2006: Science of Surveillance
3/26/2006: Super Rig
3/22/2006: The Hunt for the Lost Ark
2/26/2006: Super Sub
2/12/2006: World's Most Dangerous Gang
1/15/2006: Super Snake!
12/11/2005: Super Chopper
11/27/2005: Last Days of the Maya
11/20/2005: Nightmare in Jamestown
10/23/2005: Pyramids of Fire
10/9/2005: Mysteries of Survival
9/18/2005: Collapse
9/18/2005: Secrets of the Tornado
6/26/2005: Search for Adam
6/5/2005: Elephant Rage
5/8/2005: Violent Earth
4/10/2005: Surviving Maximum Security
3/20/2005: Hogzilla
3/13/2005: Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores
2/20/2005: Inside Shock and Awe
2/13/2005: The Witchcraft Murder
1/30/2005: The True Face of Hurricanes
1/23/2005: Killer Cats
1/16/2005: Spider Sex
1/9/2005: Perfect Swarm
9/5/2004: Lost Film of Dian Fossey
8/8/2004: Extreme Speed
7/25/2004: Africa's Wild Eden
7/18/2004: Girl Power
7/11/2004: Cool Quest
7/4/2004: Calling All Sharks
6/27/2004: On Thin Ice
6/20/2004: China's Lost Girls
6/13/2004: Terrors of Tasmania
6/7/2004: If Hitler Had the Bomb; U-Boats
5/30/2004: Killer Crocs of Uganda
5/30/2004: Wings Over the Serengeti
5/23/2004: Feast of the Giant Sharks; Crocodiles of the Orinoco
5/21/2004: Women Smoke Jumpers; Cicadas; Life or Death on Denali
5/16/2004: Lemur Rescue; Bioblitz
5/16/2004: Elephant Power
5/16/2004: Burma's Forbidden Islands
5/10/2004: Search for the Afghan Girl
5/9/2004: Haunt of the Hippo
5/9/2004: The Lion Queen
5/3/2004: Clone!
5/2/2004: America's Lost Mustangs
5/2/2004: Seasons of the Rhino
5/1/2004: America's Lost Mustangs; Return of the Mummy; Clone!
4/25/2004: Making of 'Roar'; Renegade Lions
4/25/2004: Lost Gold of the Republic
4/23/2004: Making of 'Roar'; Gorilla Wild; Lost Gold of the Republic
4/18/2004: Avalanche: Surviving Tragedy
4/17/2004: Walking With Lions
4/11/2004: Forensic Case: CSS Hunley
4/4/2004: Battle of the Arctic Giants
3/28/2004: Chasing the American Dream
3/21/2004: Beyond the Movie: 'Lord of the Rings'
3/14/2004: One Wild Ride: Yukon to Yellowstone
3/7/2004: Return of the Mummy
2/22/2004: Into the Lost World
2/8/2004: Love Those Dogs
1/18/2004: Sell Yourself for Cash
12/28/2003: Killer Cats of the Kalahari
12/14/2003: The War Next Door
12/7/2003: Siamese Crocs
11/30/2003: Virus Crisis
11/23/2003: Liberia: American Dream?
11/15/2003: Ice Dogs
10/26/2003: Creepy Healers
10/19/2003: Life or Death on Denali
10/5/2003: Country Croc: Nest Raiders
9/28/2003: Miracle Doctors
9/21/2003: Volcano Alert
9/14/2003: Wild Vet: Extreme Challenge
9/8/2003: Al Qaeda: The Network
9/7/2003: Witness 9/11
8/31/2003: Island Castaway
8/31/2003: Wolf Pack
8/24/2003: Snake Hunter: Costa Rica
8/17/2003: Gorilla Wild
8/10/2003: Women Smokejumpers
8/3/2003: Ultimate Snake
7/27/2003: Inside the Tornado
7/20/2003: Devils of the Deep
7/13/2003: Deadly Fashion
7/6/2003: Iraq's Lost Treasure; Holy War, Inc.
7/6/2003: Iraq's Lost Treasure
6/29/2003: King Kong in My Pocket; 21 Days to Baghdad
6/23/2003: Raising the Hunley
6/22/2003: Big Cat Crisis
6/22/2003: Cave Crocs
6/21/2003: Mothers Behind Bars
6/15/2003: Born in Jail
6/8/2003: Poacher Patrol
6/1/2003: Basketball Diplomacy: From Mao to Yao
8/25/2002: The Ultimate Crocodile
7/16/2000: Africa's Deadly Dozen
4/11/1999: The Battle for Midway
2/24/1996: Lions of Darkness
Wolves of the Sea; Toothed Titans
Sex and the Single Monkey
King Kong in My Pocket
Gangland Tokyo

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