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Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition


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This book focuses on 2 user groups: those who wish to avoid avalanche hazards by careful route-finding, and those who want to ski or board steep slopes safely. Using photographs, charts, graphs, and diagrams, the author explains the basics of snowpacks and avalanches, with an emphasis on managing risk. Covers trip planning, identifying and travelling through avalanche terrain, guidelines for skiing and boarding steep slopes, and companion rescue.

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Backcountry skiing
AuthorTony Daffern
Made inChina


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