Avalanche Aware: The Essential Guide to Avalanche Safety


Learn the most common circumstances that cause avalanches, how to recognize if conditions are stable enough to allow safe travel, and how to avoid being the trigger that causes a potentially fatal snowslide.
Packed with expert advice, Avalanche Aware is the essential guide for safe and enjoyable winter travel in the mountains.
This guide is perfect for:
  • skiers
  • snowboarders
  • mountaineers
  • snowmobilers


A checklist of essential equipment
Warning signs of avalanche hazard
Simple tests to determine snowpack stability
Rescue techniques for yourself and others

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The concise and simple text explains the dangers associated with avalanches and how to avoid them. Revised to included information regarding the new digital avalanche transceivers and the changes in search patterns these have enabled, changes in terminology, and a small section on the hot topic of heuristics, which relate to psychological traps (i.e., decisions based on experience and not necessarily an objective assessment of the existing conditions).

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Dimensions7 × 4.25 × .25 in

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