Summary and Info
If you travel, ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, or mountaineer in an area where there is plenty of slope and plenty of snow, then you are exposed to avalanche danger. In Avalanche Aware, veteran backcountry ski guide and avalanche forecaster John Moynier deftly guides you through the basics of how avalanches work, recognizing avalanche terrain, and testing the snow pack-before you venture onto unstable ground. Helpful black-and-white illustrations of proper gear, slope angle, snow pit tests, and the effects of wind and weather accompany his witty, informative explanations of how to avoid avalanche hazard. No book on avalanche safety would be complete without a description of search methods in the event of an unexpected slide, and Moynier's helpful explanations of how to go about finding a lost friend will give you extra confidence when you tackle the slopes. For truly enjoyable and successful winter expeditions, study Avalanche Aware before you head out and make it part of the safety gear you carry in the field.
More About the Author
John Monier Bickersteth KCVO (born Canterbury, 6 September 1921) was Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1975 to 1987, and Clerk of the Closet from 1979-1989.
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