Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain covers everything you need to know to avoid trouble in avalanche terrain: what avalanches are and how they work, common myths, human activities that lead to avalanche trouble, what happens to victims when ...

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898868343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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Winter recreation in the mountains has increased steadily over the past few years, and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain covers everything you need to know to avoid trouble in avalanche terrain: what avalanches are and how they work, common myths, human activities that lead to avalanche trouble, what happens to victims when an avalanche occurs, and rescue techniques. Provides step- by-step instruction for determining avalanche hazards, using safe travel technique, and making effective rescues.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

This 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.

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781680511390

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The more you know about snow stability, the better your travel and rescue skills. And the sharper your decision making, the better you’ll be able to avoid avalanche danger and have more fun in the winter backcountry. In Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Edition, acclaimed snow and avalanche expert Bruce Tremper provides easy-to-understand avalanche safety tips and skills, including the latest snow research and techniques for evaluating snowpack, as well 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 of Bruce's best-selling book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes, and all topics have been updated and reviewed by peer experts. This 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. As Rocky Mountain News proclaimed, "No one who plays in the mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book." Clear, comprehensive, and engaging, Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain shares everything skiers, snowboarders, and other backcountry travelers need to know to stay safe in the mountains.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Avalanche Essentials

Avalanche Essentials

The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars.

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594857188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into 189 pages. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. -- Wildsnow.com CLICK HERE to download the first chapter on "How Dangerous Is The Brain" from Avalanche Essentials * Easy-to-understand safety tips and checklists to help anyone stay safer in avalanche terrain * Small, take-along resource to reference in the field and assist decision making * Companion to Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, the bestselling avalanche text in the U.S. Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more. Avalanche Essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, climbers, and snowshoers. Because it steers clear of more complex topics (e.g., snow metamorphism), it’s perfect for generalists as well as anyone who has studied avalanche safety and likes to keep a pocket reference while in potentially dangerous terrain.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sledding in Avalanche Terrain

Sledding in Avalanche Terrain

Bruce Jamieson, of the Canadian Avalanche Association, has researched avalanches extensively over the past 20 years. Darcy Svederus has developed snowmobile safety courses and teaches avalanche awareness and snowmobile safety courses.

Author: Bruce Jamieson

Publisher: Revelstoke, BC : Canadian Avalanche Association

ISBN: 0969975872

Category: Avalanches

Page: 50

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A safety guide for snowmobilers that features tips on safety measures, how to recognize unstable snow, and search and rescue techniques. Bruce Jamieson, of the Canadian Avalanche Association, has researched avalanches extensively over the past 20 years. Darcy Svederus has developed snowmobile safety courses and teaches avalanche awareness and snowmobile safety courses.
Categories: Avalanches

Backcountry Avalanche Awareness

Backcountry Avalanche Awareness

This book is based on the Canadian Avalanche Association's introductory avalanche course.

Author: Bruce Jamieson

Publisher: Revelstoke, B.C. : Canadian Avalanche Association

ISBN: 0969975864

Category: Avalanches

Page: 42

View: 578

This book is based on the Canadian Avalanche Association's introductory avalanche course. It is designed for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, climbers, and hikers and includes safety measures, search and rescue techniques, methods for recognizing avalanche terrain, and information on what to do if caught by an avalanche.
Categories: Avalanches

Free Riding in Avalanche Terrain

Free Riding in Avalanche Terrain

A guide on backcountry safety for snowboarders: riding techniques for reducing risks, methods for recognizing avalanche hazards, procedures for conducting field tests for recognizing unstable snow, methods for selecting low-risk routes, and ...

Author: James Bruce Jamieson

Publisher: Revelstoke, B.C. : Canadian Avalanche Association

ISBN: 0968585604

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 74

View: 119

A guide on backcountry safety for snowboarders: riding techniques for reducing risks, methods for recognizing avalanche hazards, procedures for conducting field tests for recognizing unstable snow, methods for selecting low-risk routes, and telephone numbers for avalanche conditions in the United States and Canada.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Avalanche Pocket Guide

Avalanche Pocket Guide

Full-color fold-out guide with the most critical quick info that skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain enthusiasts need while in the winter backcountry Carry-along complement to Tremper's best-selling Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain ...

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1594857199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

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12 panel laminated pocket guide Waterproof, pocket-sized, quick reference for evaluating and managing avalanche danger while you're in the backcountry. Full-color fold-out guide with the most critical quick info that skiers, snowboarders, and other mountain enthusiasts need while in the winter backcountry Carry-along complement to Tremper's best-selling Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain and Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival The Avalanche Pocket Guide includes quick and visual safety reminders: the 5 As and 2 Cs to consider when evaluating avalanche terrain; the trusty Tremper Terrain-o-Meter; a snowpack stability checklist; quick review of snowpack stability tests, low-risk travel ritual; a gear checklist; Avalanche Smart Card graphic that pulls it all together; beacon search tips; and more.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Skiing

Skiing

32. was killed when he triggered a slide during a Level 2 avalanche-education
class. ... (S9) Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper A 284-page
tome, written by the director of Utah's Avalanche Center, this is the textbook for ...

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Skiing

Skiing

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper Snow Sense: A Guide to
Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard by Jill A. Fredston and Doug Fesler Allen
and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book by Allen O'Bannon and Mike
Clelland ...

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Page: 206

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Secrets of the Snow

Secrets of the Snow

Author: Edward R. LaChapelle

Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Vancouver : Greystone Books

ISBN: 1550548840

Category: Avalanches

Page: 101

View: 303

Categories: Avalanches

Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference

Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference

Canadian Avalanche Association . 2002. Observation ... Avalanche Formation ,
Movement and Effects , International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publ .
162 ( Symposium at ... Staying alive in avalanche terrain . The Mountaineers .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D023650368

Category: Snow

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Categories: Snow

Sustainable Development and Planning II

Sustainable Development and Planning II

[ 6 ] Tremper , B. , Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain , Mountaineers Books ,
2001 . [ 7 ] University of Utah Seismograph Stations ( UUSS ) . Utah's earthquake
threat . Provided by the University of Utah Seismograph Stations . www.seis.utah.
edu ...

Author: A. G. Kungolos

Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics

ISBN: NWU:35556036099513

Category: Social Science

Page: 1611

View: 927

Categories: Social Science

Tracking the Wild Coomba

Tracking the Wild Coomba

"Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world.

Author: Robert Cocuzzo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1680510444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 516

"Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world. He graced magazine covers, wowed moviegoers, became the face of top ski companies, and ascended as the king of big mountain extreme skiing. His place at the top was confirmed in 1991 when he won the very first World Extreme Ski Championships in Valdez, Alaska. Yet perhaps Coombs's greatest legacy was as a guide, leading people on wild adventures and giving them the best days of their lives."--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop 2002

Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop 2002

Avalanche Workshop, Assoc. Comm. on Geotechnical Research, Nat'l Res.
Council of Canada, Tech. Memorandum no. 133, Ottawa, Canada. Tremper, B.
2001. Staying alive in avalanche terrain, Mountaineers, Seattle, WA. pp. 252 –
269.

Author: International Snow Science Workshop Canada Inc

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114669349

Category: Avalanches

Page: 624

View: 984

Categories: Avalanches

Climbing

Climbing

But alive . They had been hit by an ice avalanche . Matt was limping , with a sore
knee and hip . Peter had a nasty cut on his head and had been unconscious . ...
Kevin and Michael descended to the Santa Cruz valley for help , while Vicki , Liz ,
and I stayed with the injured climbers and waited . ... Rob had to be carried in a
litter brought from Huaraz , his back and leg jostled for days over rough terrain .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012690209

Category: Rock climbing

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Mountaineering

Mountaineering

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain . Seattle : The Mountaineers Books , 2001 .
Twight , Mark , and James Martin . Extreme Alpinism : Climbing Light , Fast , and
High . Seattle : The Mountaineers Books , 1999 . Wasatch Interpretive
Association .

Author: Mountaineers (Society)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898868289

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 575

View: 780

This classic's fully updated seventh edition features 415 completely new illustrations and a new glossary of terms. A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

PowderGuide

PowderGuide

( Calgary , Alberta : Canadian Avalanche Association , 1999 ) > McClung , David
, and Peter Schaerer . The Avalanche Handbook . ( Seattle , Washington : The
Mountaineers , 1993 ) Tremper , Bruce . Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain .

Author: Tobias Kurzeder

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000055812399

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

View: 486

Written by two backcountry snowboarders in cooperation with the Swiss Avalanche Research Center, this book teaches freeskiers and freeriders how to assess the chances of avalanche and avoid catastrophe, while enjoying deep powder fun. Color drawings show the parts of mountains to avoid under particular circumstances, and color photos picture skiers and snowboarders in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. "Powder Guide also includes vital information on safety equipment and rescue techniques.
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52 Great Weekend Escapes in Northern California

52 Great Weekend Escapes in Northern California

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain . Seattle : Mountaineers Books , 2001 . SLEEP
CHEAP The Clair Tappaan Lodge , located in Norden , makes a terrific ,
inexpensive wintertime lodging option . Here you ' ll find affordable rates that
include ...

Author: Chris Becker

Publisher: Insiders' Guide

ISBN: 0762730870

Category: Travel

Page: 339

View: 298

Readers will find all kinds of escapes in Northern California, from hunting for waterfalls in Yosemite, horseback riding the Tamarak Basin, or gold panning in the California River to visiting the Coffee Creek Dude Ranch, escaping from Alcatraz, or relaxing at Frank Lloyd Wright's Nakoma Spa. Organized by season and by difficulty level, 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Northern California provides a year's worth of great short escapes for adventurers of every age, budget, and skill level.
Categories: Travel