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edition:Paperback
category: Sports & Recreation
published: Nov 2017
ISBN:9781771602358
publisher: RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition

A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk

by Tony Daffern

tagged: winter sports, mountaineering, skiing
Description

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.

About the Author

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). Tony lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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