The ABCs of Avalanche Safety

The ABCs of Avalanche Safety

ABCs of Avalanche Safety, 3rd Edition is still the handy pocket guide offered at a bargain price.

Author: Sue A. Ferguson

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898868858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 141

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ABCs of Avalanche Safety, 3rd Edition is still the handy pocket guide offered at a bargain price. And it is still loaded with the vital information you need to survive in the mountains: how to determine potential avalanche hazard, traveling safely in avalanche terrain, what to do if you're caught in an avalanche, and search and rescue techniques. A respected authority since 1961, this enduring classic has been updated with the very latest research in the field, including avalanche transceiver technology.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Backcountry Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Avalanche Safety

The Avalanche Book , Fulcrum , Inc . , revised 1992 , 232 pp . An informative
book on avalanches and their impact on those who live , work or recreate in
mountain areas . Ferguson , Sue , and Ed LaChapelle . The ABCs of Avalanche
Safety ...

Author: Tony Daffern

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1897522541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Snow avalanches are the greatest source of danger for mountain travellers in winter. This book focuses on two basic user groups: those who wish to avoid avalanche hazard by careful route-finding, and those who deliberately seek steep slopes to ski or board. It explains the basics of snow and avalanches, and identifies the avalanche terrain.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

Gaining avalanche awareness can come in three ways: reading books, taking
courses and gaining hands-on ... Sue A. Ferguson and Edward R. LaChapelle,
The ABCs of Avalanche Safety (Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2003). At the
time ...

Author: Andrew W. Nugara

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926855776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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The Canadian Rockies in winter are nothing short of spectacular, and snowshoes provide an easy, fun and exciting way to see some of the best winter scenery Canada has to offer. Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies describes 61 great routes for snowshoers of all levels—from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travellers who are looking for new challenges. The trips extend from scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Photos, maps and detailed route descriptions are provided for each trip, as well as level of difficulty, objective hazards and additional equipment requirements. Whether you are looking for an easy day on flat terrain amid beautiful surroundings or far-reaching and magnificent views from the summit of a picturesque mountain, you will find it in this spectacular new guidebook.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Avalanche Handbook

The Avalanche Handbook

... 8 The ABCs for Backcountry Avalanche Forecasting and Decisions Philosophy
and Backcountry Avalanche Forecasting Decision-Making Levels The ABCs:
Sections CHAPTER 9 Safety Measures and Rescue Education Methods
Avalanche ...

Author: Peter Schaerer

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594851308

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 949

CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Backcountry Forecasting & Decisions" from The Avalanche Handbook * Information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion * Chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process * This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, this updated edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering  The Freedom of the Hills

“Ooops on the Range: Beacon Basics for the Primary Search.” Couloir (
November 2001): 84–87. Ferguson, Sue, and Edward R. LaChapelle. The ABCs
of Avalanche Safety. 3rd ed. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2003. Fredston,
Jill A., and ...

Author: The Mountaineers

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594854088

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker * 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing * With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title * Printed on 100% recycled paper Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mountaineering

Mountaineering

Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2001 . Ferguson , Sue , and E . R .
LaChapelle . The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . 3d ed . Seattle : The Mountaineers
Books , 2003 . McClung , David , and Peter Schaerer . The Avalanche Handbook
.

Author: Mountaineers (Society)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898868289

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 575

View: 644

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . 3rd ed . , Seattle , WA : Mountaineers Books ,
2003 . Hamilton , Richard . Avalanches : Nature's Fury . Minneapolis U • X • L
Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters : Volume 2 183 Avalanche.

Author:

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 1414418817

Category: Meteorology

Page: 812

View: 828

Understanding weather and climate.
Categories: Meteorology

Colorado Hut to Hut

Colorado Hut to Hut

LaChapelle , Edward R . The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . 2nd ed . Seattle : The
Mountaineers , 1985 . Mutel , Cornelia Fleischer and John Emerick . Grassland to
Glacier . Boulder : Johnson Books , 1984 . Skiing Information , Instruction and ...

Author:

Publisher: Westcliffe Pub

ISBN: 0929969855

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 391

Brian Litz, photographer and explorer of Colorado's backcountry for over 20 years, has added ten new huts, for a total of 70, to his highly successful guidebook for backcountry enthusiasts. The essential guide for backcountry skiers, this book details the most extensive hut system in North America, including the 10th Mountain Division Trail, and offers trail information, equipment considerations, and safety tips for hut-to-hut travel. Also includes information on the newly formed Wolf Creek Pass System.
Categories: Travel

Notable Natural Disasters Overviews

Notable Natural Disasters  Overviews

The leading avalanche research center in Europe is the Swiss Federal Snow and
Avalanche Research Unit , which takes considerable pride in its successful
Avalanche Warning System . Similar ... The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . 3d ed .

Author: Marlene Bradford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1587653699

Category: Disasters

Page: 1050

View: 338

Scientific and historical overviews of natural disasters followed by a chronological survey of the worst or most notable disasters in history, including such recent events as the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
Categories: Disasters

The Ice Experience

The Ice Experience

You'll do well to get a copy of Edward LaChappele's little booklet “ The ABCs of
Avalanche Safety , ” and study it thoroughly . It contains the very minimum of
information with which an ice climber should be familiar . A few of the factors that
go ...

Author: Jeff Lowe

Publisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books

ISBN: 0809275120

Category: Snow and ice climbing

Page: 211

View: 121

The history and techniques of ice climbing.
Categories: Snow and ice climbing

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

780 The Aaronic Priesthood . 262 . 149332 The ABCs of avalanche safety . 363 .
349 The ABCs of full tilt living . 158 . 1 Abiotic stresses in plants . 632 . 1 An
absolute sort of certainty . 230 . 58092 Absorbable biodegradable polymers . 610
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066043160

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 780

Categories: American literature

Signpost for Northwest Trails

Signpost for Northwest Trails

The Report of the Month prize this time is a copy WENATCHEE NATIONAL
FOREST of the Mountaineers Books The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . Many
opportunities for cross - country skiers of all levels may be found along SNOW
LAKE ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P002806538

Category: Hiking

Page:

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Categories: Hiking

U X L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters Weather overview

U X L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters  Weather overview

New York : Basic Books , 2000 . Ferguson , Sue , and Edward R. La Chapelle .
The ABCs of Avalanche Safety . 3rd ed . Seattle , WA : Mountaineers Books ,
2003 . Fisher , David E. The Scariest Place on Earth : Eye to Eye with Hurricanes
.

Author:

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 1414418809

Category: Meteorology

Page: 812

View: 964

Understanding weather and climate.
Categories: Meteorology

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057989710

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

View: 468

Categories: Bibliographical literature

The Backpacker s Handbook 4th Edition

The Backpacker s Handbook  4th Edition

Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers, by Tony Daffern, is one of the best for
home study, while The ABCs ofAvalanche Safety, by Sue Ferguson and E. R.
LaChappelle, is light enough at 2 ounces to carry in the pack. Lightning Lightning
is ...

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071754897

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 512

What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z

Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z

People either discard their equipment when caught in an avalanche to make
themselves lighter , or naturally lose equipment with the force ... PROVIDING
FIRST AID Begin by looking after the basic ABCs : Airway , Breathing and
Circulation .

Author: J. Leslie Johnson

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111394297

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 699

Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z is the comprehensive reference for anyone venturing into the high country. Covering a wide-range of subjects - from avoiding avalanches to managing insect bites - Basic Mountain Safety from A to Z provides practical solutions and sound advice for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. Informative interviews with noted mountain safety experts offer valuable insights into topics such as bear behavior and managing fear.
Categories: Nature

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058394100

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 544

Categories: American literature