Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition
A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
ISBN10: 177160235X ISBN13: 9781771602358 Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Published: Jan 12 2018 Pages: 216 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.25" Edition: 4th Edition Language: English
Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common.
In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of people die every year in backcountry avalanche accidents. This updated edition of Backcountry Avalanche Safety contains the latest information on avalanche risk and focuses on the following vital topics:
- Mountain Weather
- Snow and Snowpack
- Types of Avalanches
- Avalanche Terrain
- Trip Planning
- Avalanche Gear
- Travel in Avalanche Terrain
- Riding Steep Slopes
- Companion Rescue
Using colour photographs along with detailed charts, graphs and diagrams, the author clearly explains the importance of managing risk while enjoying backcountry adventure during the winter months.