The Mountaineers Books Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain equips you with the knowledge needed to successfully negotiate the backcountry.


Ensure your backcountry travels begin with safety by refreshing your avalanche survival knowledge with Bruce Tremper's book Staying Alive In Avalanche Terrain by The Mountaineers Books. It all starts with self-education and Tremper's book is layed out according to the teachings of American Avalanche Association classes.

- Mountain Gear

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Temper offers technical skills, practical advice, and common sense approaches to dealing with avalanches. Winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts. More than 80 photos and 100 illustrations make the information easy to understand and put into practice. Meet the Author: Bruce Tremper is the director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center and coordinated backcountry avalanche safety preparations for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He is one of the nation's foremost experts on avalanches, and has appeared in news reports and documentaries produced by National Geographic, PBS, and Discovery Channel, among others. "No one who plays in mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book." -Rocky Mountain News. Author: Bruce Temper. Paperback: 318 pages. Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2nd edition (September 15, 2008). Language: English. ISBN-10: 1594850844. ISBN-13: 978-1594850844. Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Expertly peer-reviewed and structured after the classes of the American Avalanche Association, the "Staying Alive In Avalanche Terrain" Book is widely-regarded as the most authoritative commentary on avalanche safety. Decreased funding for search-and-rescue teams, coupled with an increased number of avalanche-related deaths due to the recent boom in backcountry skiing popularity, makes self-education more important than ever before. Written by Bruce Tremper, the director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center, this book makes it easy for snowmobilers, snowboarders, skiers, and climbers to learn all of the most up-to-date and crucial avalanche safety skills. While this book is an excellent tool, it does not replace the need for taking an avalanche safety class.