Staying alive in avalanche terrain

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Staying alive in avalanche terrain

Staying alaiv in avalanche terrain offers technical skills, practical advice, and common sense approaches to dealing with avalanches. Author Bruce Tremper provides the latest avalanche knowledge, practice, and the system of techniques, procedures, checklists, and protocols the pros use to keep themselves and others alive in dangerous terrain. All outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Tremper's down-to-earth voice. More than 80 photos and 100 illustrations make the information easy to understand and to put into practice. The more tricks you know, the more knowledge about snow stability you possess, the better your travel skills and rescue skills, and most important, the more mastery you have over your own human foibles, the better your odds for surviving in avalanche terrain. In this book, Tremper gives you everything you need, including:

. Recognizing safe terrain vs. dangerous terrain

. Tests for judging snow stability

. Safe travel techniques

. What to do if you're caught in an avalanche

. Search and rescue strategies

. Managing the human factors that cause avalanche accidents

Bruce Tremper is the director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center and coordinated backcountry avalanche safety preparations for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt lake City. He is one of the nation's foremost experts on avalanches, and has appeared in news reports and documentaries produced by National Geographic, PBS, and Discovery Channel, among others.

Pages:320
Size 15 cm x 23 cm

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