In the second installment of the Mountain Med Podcast by the UNM Austere and Mountain Medicine faculty, we discuss some basics of avalanche preparedness and basic buddy rescue. Avalanches impact patients in the backcountry who ski, snowboard, mountaineer, snowmobile or snowshoe in avalanche terrain and snowpacks that can often times be hard to predict. When rescuers enter these environments, they need the skills to execute quick, efficient and thorough searches and excavations of buried victims. In part 1 we also touch on the medical considerations of avalanche buried victims, and will get more in-depth with the medical component in part 2. Alright, stop reading and start listening!