The ABC of Avalanche Safety by Ed Lachapelle

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Published by Mountaineers Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Climbing & mountaineering,
  • Reference,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Mountaineering,
  • Outdoor Skills,
  • Safety,
  • Avalanches

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8273371M
ISBN 100898861039
ISBN 109780898861037

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Rather than starting at a point on the surface, as loose–snow avalanches do, slab avalanches start out bigger and deeper, usually at a fracture line running across the Author: REI Staff.

Best Avalanche Safety Books - SuperTopo's climbing discussion forum is the world's most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. Welcome Guest. The ABC's is a good small book, useful as a companion.

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BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. There is no replacement for formal avalanche safety training. Find the class nearest you. 20 to 40 people die in avalanches each year in North America.

90% of deaths are from slides triggered by the victim or members of the victim's group. There is only a 30% chance of survival when buried by an avalanche. However, there's good news. Avalanche safety tips and preparation. Use your avalanche probe at a degree angle to the slope to locate a buried partner, and then start digging with your shovel.

ABC of Avalanche Safety E.R. LaChapelle The Mountaineers. This was finally updated after a long time but still includes a few obsolete things such as mention of avalanche cords. However, it is small and short and to-the-point.

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Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, hikers and snowmobilers. On average, 6 people die in avalanches in the state of Colorado every year.

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While avalanches are sudden, there are. Avalanche Safety for Skiers & Climbers. Tony Daffern. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary, pages, black and white photographs, diagrams, glossary, bibliography. $ (Canada). Daffern directs this book to the mountaineer or back-country skier facing various types of Written: Intro to Avalanche Safety As you travel in potential avalanche terrain, make it a habit to test the snow throughout the day.

A simple poke at the snow surface with your ski pole now and then can give you useful information (for instance, if the upper layers are changing as you progress up a slope).Author: REI Staff. Very concise book, that gets right to the point. I'm a total beginner at avalanche safety, but I feel the book stressed the dangers of traveling in avalanche areas well.

Ample pictures to help illustrate snow/slabs/rescue techniques/etc. Quick to read, and I'll most likely read it a few more times this winter/5.

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Tremper is the man. If you get one book on avalanche safety, this is the one to get. Avalanche Essentials by. Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into pages.

The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars.

The book is densely packed with information and shows you nearly everything you should be aware of when managing your risk in avalanche terrain. There are definitely some sections I skimmed through since it was too science-y or didn't fit my skill level though/5.

The BCA Field Book was developed with AIARE to record detailed snowpack analysis. It provides a clear structure to write notes as taught in the avalanche-awareness and snow-science curriculum.

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A thorough index rounds things out, making it useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. (Paul Baugher is the director of the Northwest Avalanche Institute () which conducts training programs in the western U.S., ranging from basic avalanche hazard evaluation, to courses for professionals.

Paul has been a professional avalanche forecaster for 20 years. Avalanche Safety. Avalanche awareness and safety training is a must for anyone who engages in winter activities in the backcountry, including backcountry skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, climbing, and backpacking to name a few.

The Colorado Mountain Club offers courses from the American Institute of Avalanche Research Education (AIARE). The ABC of Avalanche Safety (2nd Edition) _ E. LaChapelle; The Mountaineers, Seattle,pp.

(View this book at ) This is a tiny pocket guide to avalanche safety, by one of the foremost snow and avalanche researchers in the world. 1. Get Educated. Learn about avalanche safety by taking a class.

2. Know your skills, know your surroundings. Check out forecasts for weather and conditions before you go. 3. Have the proper equipment and know how to use it (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, and airbag).

4. Never travel alone. Always ride with partners in a group and have a.Check local avalanche-forecasting networks (operated by weather bureaus and land management agencies) before setting out.

The most useful networks are updated at least once a day. Choose travel companions who understand the danger of avalanches and will do their part to manage the risk.

Carry avalanche safety equipment and know how to use it.To better protect yourself, you should make sure your first aid kit is adequately stocked with the personal protective equipment necessary to practice universal precautions.

Staying Safe. Safety is an ongoing concern that must never leave your thoughts. There is a primal instinct in many people to dash to the rescue of those in need.

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