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 GGD 12 May 2020

Recommend me some intro avalanche materials. Free or not, don't mind.

 chris687 12 May 2020
In reply to GGD:

Bruce Tremper - staying alive in avalanche terrain

 a crap climber 12 May 2020
In reply to chris687:

This. 

Asked the same question myself before and this was the most common recommendation. It manages to be fairly thorough but easy to read and digest, and is mainly practical info, with enough theory to back it up without straying into more academic territory.

If you read it, take everything in and can put it into practice then you'll be safer than most people on the hill. Thinking about it maybe I'm overdue a re-read... 

 Kean 12 May 2020
In reply to chris687:

Agreed...Tremper's book is excellent.

Also Youtube Avalanche advisories that actually talk you through the snowpack analyses e.g. this one where Bruce Tremper works/worked: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_ocmLbXbk2xrqNIel5sQw

And this https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_ocmLbXbk2xrqNIel5sQw

 skygod78 13 May 2020
In reply to GGD:

Quite a new interactive ebook:

Avalanche!  The Guide's Guide to Safer Travel in the Mountains

https://www.shadowlightproductions.ca/e-books/

There is a webseminar being hosted by the Canadian avalanche Association at the moment, the author did a presentation on the ebook yesterday. I bought it a week or so ago and have been quite impressed with it. It looks like a new approach to what is a difficult subject.

Enjoy,

Nath

 johnyo 13 May 2020
In reply to GGD:

Avalanche Canada have a good Online Tutorial which is free. Obviously slanted towards North American conditions and travel (ie heliskiing and snowmobiles) but relevant and very informative all the same. It includes some interactive Q&A to check learning. 

https://www.avalanche.ca/tutorial 

 top cat 13 May 2020
In reply to chris687:

> Bruce Tremper - staying alive in avalanche terrain

Yes.

But rule #1 is don't be first to ski the slope.   So make sure you have read the book, but your mates haven't.   Otherwise progress on the hill comes to a stand still.  Literally!

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 cdpej 13 May 2020
 nawface 13 May 2020
In reply to chris687:

Avalanche Essentials is also great.  Talks lots about decision making.

 AdrianC 13 May 2020
In reply to GGD:

Have a read of Sex and Drugs and the White Death - you'll find it here.

http://www.sunrockice.com/docs/Sex%20&%20drugs%20IM%202004.pdf


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