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The Avalanche Handbook



 
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The unrivaled resource for information on avalanches and snow safety--now completely updated!
This edition includes enhanced sections on the character and effects of avalanches, snow formation, snowpack analysis, and more. Current search and rescue techniques, including use of multiple transceivers. New chapters on the elements of avalanche forecasting, and backcountry forecasting and the decision-making process, including human factors. Updated information on slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion.

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