Staying alive in avalanche terrain

Bruce Temper - 3rd Edition
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

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In Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Edition, acclaimed snow and avalanche expert Bruce Temper provides easy-to-understand avalanche safety tips and skills, including the latest snow science research and techniques for evaluating the snowpack as well as advice on how to rescue companions in the event of an avalanche. Other topics include:

  • How to evaluate terrain and decide whether it's safe or dangerous
  • How avalanches work
  • How to test snow stability
  • How to control your exposure and lower your risk
  • Safe travel techniques
  • What to do if you're caught in an avalanche
  • Search-and-rescue strategies
  • Managing the human factors that contribute to accidents

This fully revised and updated third edition also features a wholly new chapter, in which Bruce pulls all the pieces together to create an organized, step-by-step system for making decisions off and on the mountain.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain shares everything skiers, snowboarders, and other backcountry travellers need to know to stay safe in the mountains.