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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 …

Avalanche Snow Temperature

Snow temperature near avalanche. Beginning students tend to focus too much attention on air heat, possibly because it’s such an easy number to feel and measure. But it’s snow temperature …

Avalanche Snow Grain Bonds at the Slab Boundaries, within the weak layer

Avalanche Snow Grain Bonds at the Slab Boundaries. Which slab boundary is the most important? Does the strength of the slab hold it in place through bonding around its edges, …

Snow travel training, Avalanche Survival

The pros snow travel a well trodden path of training, mentorship, procedures, checklists, rituals, and step by tep decision making in daily group meetings. And to further push the arrow …

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