Alaska Mountain Safety Center Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
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The updated edition of. Authors: Doug Fesler and Jill Fredston. Softcover; 132 pages; illustrated with black and white photos. Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Inc; copyright 2011. . Helps you understand the why behind avalanche dangers; includes evaluation, travel, safety and rescue techniques. Edited by Karl Birkeland and Doug Chabot.
Avalanche accidents do not happen by accident; they happen for particular reasons. "Snow Sense" addresses the critical terrain, snowpack, and weather variables that make it possible for a slope to avalanche along with the human factors that allow most accidents to happen. If you don't want to become an avalanche victim, read this book. "Snow Sense" is the best-selling avalanche safety book available. Intended for skiers, snowmachiners, snowboarders, climbers and others who work and play in avalanche country.
- Vargo Outdoors
So you've got all the tools, now how do you use them? The Life-Link Snow Sense book gives you a good basic overview on how to evaluate snow and avalanche hazards.
- All Mountain Access
Intended for the novice as well as the professional, Snow Sense provides a thorough guide to evaluating snow avalanche hazards. Learn how to identify types of avalanches, analyze terrain features and follow weather patterns. Photos and an avalanche checklist provide additional information on how you can make the right decisions so you can travel safely through avalanche terrain. 120 pages with photos.
- Mountain Gear