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  • Blog Post: Skier Intentionally Triggers Huge Avalanche in Teton Backcountry

    I just got back from skiing at Jackson Hole last week. Like much of the west the snow pack has been really low all winter. Jackson Hole only had a 44 inch (old) base when I arrived. Starting with the day I arrived (Wednesday, January 18) the snow started falling and in a series of storms over 55 inches...
  • File: Avalanche Safety: Identify 5 Red Flags

    Watch Jim Conway, Lead Backcountry Forecaster, Teton Gravity Research Films demonstrate how to recognize the 5 Red Flag indicators of likely avalanche activity. Other Avalanche Resources: Forest Service National Avalanche Center - http://www.fsavalanche.org/Default.aspx Teton Gravity Research Films-Ski...
  • File: Avalanche First Response Online Training Course

    This online Avalanche First Response Course from the Canadian Avalanche Association is an excellent online overview of Avalanche Safety for novices and a solid review for experts.
  • File: A Dozen More Turns

    Click the image to watch at TERRA or the Download link on the right. Directed by Amber Seyler A Dozen More Turns is the true story of five close friends who set off to celebrate New Year's Eve 2005 in the backcountry of Montana's Centennial Range. No one thought that the trip would take Blake...
  • File: Avalanche Safety: How to Techniques for a Rutschblock Test

    Cam Campbell, Public Avalanche Forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre and Researcher for the University of Calgary's Applied Snow and Avalanche Research, demonstrates how to assess snow stability using a Rutschblock test. From Mountain Equipment Coop and the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
  • File: Avalanche Burial with Black Diamond AvaLung

    Okay, there is no doubt that this is a scary video, but if you are a backcountry skier or boarder you should watch this Black Diamond video. On a heli-ski trip out of Haines, AK in April 2008, experienced backcountry skier Chris Cardello was prepared and knew the risks. He was also wearing a helmet cam...
  • Blog Post: Avalanche Injuries

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog It was recently reported that a man buried by an avalanche for nearly 8 hours survived after being found with an avalanche probe. According to the victim, he was buried face up 4 feet below the surface of the snow...
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