Guy Anciaux and his avalanche dog, seven-year-old Fly, undergo training. A dog can search in 30 minutes an area of snow it would take 20 people four hours to cover. Photo: Jean Michel Morlot/ANENA

Avalanche dogs: up close with the canine lifesavers as they train with their masters in the French Alps

  • If you’re trapped beneath tonnes of snow by an avalanche, a dog is your best chance of being rescued. We catch up with 15 of them and their masters in training
  • A dog can cover in 30 minutes an area of snow it would take 20 people with long poles four hours to search – vital when survival is a race against time
Topic |   Travel Safety
Guy Anciaux and his avalanche dog, seven-year-old Fly, undergo training. A dog can search in 30 minutes an area of snow it would take 20 people four hours to cover. Photo: Jean Michel Morlot/ANENA
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