The Mountaineers Books The Avalanche Handbook

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The Avalanche Handbook remains an unrivaled resource for comprehensive information on avalanches and snow safety. Technical yet accessible, it contains new information and nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples.

- Mountain Gear

Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. a New information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion a Brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process a This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs


The unrivaled resource for information on avalanches and snow safety--now completely undated.


The Avalanche Handbook provides a technical reference book that addresses the main issues faced by people who want to learn about snow and avalanches.


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