The Avalanche Handbook

 

The Avalanche Handbook
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title The Avalanche Handbook
Manufacturer Mountaineers
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Page Type Mar 28, 2010 / Mar 28, 2010
Object ID 6978
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Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 3rd edition (October 31, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0898868092
ISBN-13: 978-0898868098
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.1 x 1 inches

Amazon.com Editorial Review

Don't think it couldn't happen to you. Skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and anyone else who travels in the mountains should be aware of the awesome destructive power of avalanches and the conditions that cause them. The Handbook is a comprehensive guide to avoiding such a calamity of snow and ice--and how to improve your chances of survival if you're caught in one. With a combination of science and practical advice, the authors explain how avalanches happen, how to test a slope for slide potential, and how to navigate in avalanche-prone areas. This is essential material for winter recreation fans and outdoors enthusiasts. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

"For people who spend hours downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing..the book is an excellent reference." -- Klamath Falls Herald and News

"Perhaps the definitive book on snow science and avalanche mechanics...The authors' credentials are impeccable." -- Off Piste

"For people who spend hours downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing..the book is an excellent reference." -- Klamath Falls Herald and News

"Perhaps the definitive book on snow science and avalanche mechanics...The authors' credentials are impeccable." --Off Piste

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