Backcountry Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Avalanche Safety

A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk

Book - 2017
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Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common.

In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of people die every year in backcountry avalanche accidents. This updated edition of Backcountry Avalanche Safety contains the latest information on avalanche risk and focuses on the following vital topics:

-Mountain Weather
-Snow and Snowpack
-Types of Avalanches
-Avalanche Terrain
-Trip Planning
-Avalanche Gear
-Travel in Avalanche Terrain
-Riding Steep Slopes
-Companion Rescue

Using colour photographs along with detailed charts, graphs and diagrams, the author clearly explains the importance of managing risk while enjoying backcountry adventure during the winter months.

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Rocky Mountain Books, [2017]
Edition: Fourth edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771602358
Branch Call Number: 551.57848 D12b
Characteristics: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)


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