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Avalanche, Surface hoar predicts

Predits before snow avalanche, surface hoar makes perhaps the perfect weak layer. It’s thin, very weak, notoriously persistent, and it commonly forms on hard bed surfaces, which are also slippery. …

Escape the avalanche, Collapsing, cracking snow

Escape the avalanche, collapsing and cracking snow are also known as alarm signals. Collapsing is when the pack collapses under you with a loud whumpf. Actually, whumpf has been adopted …

Avalanche airbags do not float

Avalanche airbags do not float the wearer to the surface. Many pack manufacturers have begun to feature integrated that quickly inflate with the pull of a handle near the chest …

How to escape avalanche, strategy that may work

Escape the avalanche. So as soon as you notice that you’re on the wrong side of the fracture line, you have one last chance to control your fate. After that, …

If you trigger an avalanche, high on the slab

If you trigger an avalanche, want to be as high as possible on the slab. Snow below you can’t bury, but the snow above can. Avalanches die from the tail, …

If you trigger an avalanche, practice slope cuts

If you trigger an avalanche when just standing in the middle of the avalanche path, have almost no chance to escape off the moving slab. Trigger an avalanche. That is …

Avalanche boot camp

We are off to avalanche camp where you have to work and toil, learning about avalanches by doing and doing and doing over and over until it’s second nature. Here, …

Persistent Slab Avalanches

Persistent Slab Avalanches are on a weak layer buried by one or two storms or by wind deposited snow which produces after storms. With surface-hoar weak layers, can run on …

How dangerous is the snowpack? Avalance Survival Paths

How dangerous is the snowpack? You now know the basics regarding probability the likelihood of triggering. So, just because you can easily trigger an avalanche does not necessarily mean the …

Snow Avalanche initial slab fracture

Avalanches are often larger and more destructive than they seem from looking at the amount of snow in the initial slab fracture because they entrain all the loose snow in …

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