Transceivers are vital

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Members of the Queenstown Alpine Cliff Rescue team and The Remarkables ski area patrol conduct a joint avalanche rescue training exercise. 

The groups covered off use of transceivers, probe searching and efficient digging at Sugar Bowl and the Emerald Buttress a week ago. 

“Victims” with transceivers were found in five minutes – those without were found by probing after about an hour. 

Alpine Cliff Rescue’s Chris Prudden says: “And you’re out of the land of the living by that stage.”

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