Learn essential avalanche skills with a Cicerone guidebook mini-guide

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Availability
Reprinted
Published
16 Nov 2015
ISBN
9781852844738
Edition
First
Size
15.5 x 10.0 x 0.8cm
Weight
130g
Pages
112
1st Published
25 Jan 2007
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Avalanche!

Understand and reduce risks from Avalanches

by Robert Bolognesi
Book published by Cicerone Press

A practical pocket guidebook to help you learn the skill of snow avalanche prediction. Aimed at all winter snow sports enthusiasts, you can learn the skill of avalanche prediction, understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. The book includes a Nivotest designed to help quantify risks from avalanches.

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Description

The skill of avalanche prediction is both an art and a science. This practical mini-guidebook, aimed at mountaineers, skiers, climbers, snowboarders, snowshoers, walkers and all who love winter and snow sports, can help you learn that skill.

Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of professionals involved in mountain activities, as well as first-hand accounts of avalanche scenes from witnesses and survivors, to help you understand and predict snow avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers.

Designed for use on the mountain and during planning. Avalanche includes a NivoTest which assists in estimating avalanche risk on a mountain route as well as in identifying steep slopes with a series of 25 questions. If the answer to the question is yes, you add up the points – the higher the total score, the higher the risk.

If you want to learn more about the formation and evolution of snow, our mini-guide Snow will help you with practical methods of examining and analysing snow cover.

  • Seasons
    Winter.
  • Difficulty
    Aimed at those involved in snow and winter sports, from enthusiasts to professionals.
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Contents

Preface   
Introduction   

Avalanches
Classification   
Personal Accounts   

Risk Assessment
Definition of risk    
Criteria for risk assessment    
Assessing risk    

Reducing the Risk
Reducing the possibility of avalanche release    
Reducing potential damage    

Conclusion    
Using NivoTest    
Glossary    
Index   
Useful addresses   

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