Avalanche!: Understand and reduce risks from Avalanches

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Cicerone Press, Sep 9, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
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This guidebook, aimed at winter sports enthusiasts and professionals, can help you learn the skill of avalanche prediction. The skill of avalanche prediction is both an art and a science. Mountaineers, skiers, climbers, snowboarders, snowshoers, walkers and all who love winter and snow sports need to learn that skill. Translated by the late Blyth Wright, the guide draws on the expertise of a wide range of professionals involved in mountain activities, as well as first-hand accounts of avalanche scenes from witnesses and survivors, to help you understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. This practical, pocket-sized guide is for use on the mountain and during planning. The guide also includes a NivoTest designed to help quantify the risks from avalanches.

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Robert Bolognesi, PhD, Polytechnic of Lausanne, graduate of the Institute of Alpine Geography, Grenoble, is a former researcher at the Federal Snow and Avalanche Research Centre, Davos, avalanche control practitioner, and founder of METEORISK, specialising in the amelioration of weather-related risks. Translation by Blyth Wright, head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service.

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