Backcountry Avalanche Awareness
This book is based on the Canadian Avalanche Association's introductory avalanche course. It is designed for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, climbers, and hikers and includes safety measures, search and rescue techniques, methods for recognizing avalanche terrain, and information on what to do if caught by an avalanche.
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Appendix assessing snow stability Avalanche Accidents Avalanche Bulletins avalanche danger avalanche information avalanche occurs avalanche path Avalanche Safety avalanche slopes avalanche terrain Avalanche transceiver bed surface block stage bottom bowl bracket burial Canadian Avalanche Association Canadian Avalanche Centre caught centimetres Chapter Colorado Avalanche Colorado Rockies Columbia Mountains compression test convex crystals depth hoar faceting grains gully Human-triggered avalanches Huntington Ravines indicate International Snow Science Jamieson lanche large avalanches last seen point lee slopes loose snow metres mountains Natural avalanches P.O. Box partially buried person Phil Hein public avalanche rescue Revelstoke ridge routes and slopes rutschblocks Selkirk Mountain shady slopes skiers slab avalanches slide slope angle snow avalanche snow layers Snow Science Workshop snow surface snowboard snowfall snowmobilers snowpack steep surface hoar temperature gradient terrain traps transceiver search Travel in avalanche treeline trees triggered unstable snow usually victim VOE 2S0 warming weak layers whumpf wind zone