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What Makes Avalanches So Deadly

Author(s): Veritasium
Video Release Date: May 3, 2024
Video Source: YouTube

Avalanches are beautiful, majestic, and completely terrifying – this is a video all about the science of avalanches. A massive thank you to everyone at Whistler Blackcomb for making this shoot happen – Dane Gergovich, David Iles, Alastair Collis, Erin Taylor, and everyone else on the ski patrol team. Thank you for keeping us safe! A massive thank you to Bruce Tremper, Niko Schirmer, and Mark Smiley for their expertise and help with this video. We are truly grateful for your time and expertise. Check out Niko’s channel here — it’s easily some of the best skiing content on YouTube. If you have any intention of going into the backcountry, you have to read Bruce’s book – Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. It’s the Bible for this stuff, and the book that inspired us to make this video.

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