Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

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* Provides easy-to-follow instructions on crucial avalanche safety skills * Completely revised with all of the most recent data and techniques * Ideal for snowmobilers, snowboarders, snowshoers, skiers, climbers, hunters, hikers qNo one who plays in mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book.q -Rocky Mountain News Winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.Most avalanche professionals feel out of touch with the snowpack and weather after only a couple of days off, especially if they were away from the mountains. ... mountains without even my trusty national Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (nOAA) weather radioa€”and ia#39;m in an unfamiliar area, ... Just turn on the radio and 5 minutes later you have a pretty complete picture of the general weather setup.

Title:Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
Author: Bruce Tremper
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2011-03-01

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