Tag: avalanche safety

What works for five experienced avalanche professionals

Bruce Jamieson, Canada’s avalanche guru, has put together a short video that we recommend all backcounty users should watch. Bruces’s video conducts interviews with five very experienced avalanche professionals. He engages the professsionals to define the backcountry habits that work for them. The professionaals include; Marc Piché, Penny Goddard, John Buffery, Sylvia Forest and Larry …
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Avy Savvy: Avalanche Canada’s Online Avalanche Tutorial

Avalanche Canada launched Avy Savvy in 2020, a tutorial for backcountry beginners that provides a solid introduction to avalanche safety. The educational tool teaches beginners the basics about avalanche safety fundamentals, what an avalanche is and where they happen, companion rescue and the avalanche terrain exposure scale. “It’s vital for anyone venturing into the winter …
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Effects of electronics on your avalanche transceiver

That electronics can interfere with avalanche transceivers was already known by the more experienced riders. But not every freerider knows that it is not wise to carry for example your cell phone, walkie talkie or GoPro close to your avalanche transceiver. On the ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) 2014 researchers Ilari Dammert and Erwin Meister …
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