Alaska Mountain Safety Center Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard

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The updated edition of Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard is a comprehensive guide to evaluating backcountry danger and choosing safe routes.


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