Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition: A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk

October 17, 2017|
Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition: A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk by Tony Daffern
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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.

Tony Daffern is a seasoned climber, hiker and ski mountaineer with close to 50 years of experience on various mountain ranges throughout the world. A civil engineer by training, he is the author of the bestselling guidebook Popular Day Hikes 2: Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2008) and Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition (RMB, 2017). T...
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Title:Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition: A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.47 in
Published:October 17, 2017
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771602358

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