The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition

The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition

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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on qBackcountry Forecasting a Decisionsq from The Avalanche Handbook * Information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion * Chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process * This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, this updated edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.Statistics (Sch- weizer and Lutschg, 2001; GrAsmsdA³ttir, 2004) show that skier triggering most often happens for the first person down ... that more people implies greater weight added to the weak layer to affect avalanching is not correct . ... Dona#39;t use ski straps or wrist loops on poles. ... a sledder driving a 450-kg snowmobile at high speed over a snowpack, an avalanche forecast can be different for you thananbsp;...

Title:The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition
Author:Peter Schaerer, David McClung
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2006-10-12


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