Remember what I said about assessing avalanche danger? It’s an imprecise science, and there’s always a chance you’ll get it wrong.
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Six skiers from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were injured — one seriously — following an avalanche Tuesday on Mont-Albert in Quebec’s Gaspe region. Quebec provincial police say they were called in the late afternoon and that paramedics and firefighters with evacuation sleds were also dispatched to the area. A group of seven was skiing …
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But, because I am a skier, deep in my heart, because as soon as this rib heals, I’m going back out there, I would really like to know what happened.
Read more Avalanche — Decision Making in an Uncertain World
There’s nothing cool about getting caught in an avalanche! If you travel beyond designated winter trails assume you are in avalanche terrain. Everyone in your party should have the training, knowledge and equipment to safely travel in avalanche terrain. This includes carrying probes, beacons and shovels. Knowing the real-time, location-specific information on the avalanche conditions …
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Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section has announced that the winter avalanche season is officially here. They had a surprisingly large avalanche occur within the this past week. The October 26th melt/freeze crust is the sliding surface for this size 2.5 (possibly bigger–they couldn’t see the debris deposit) avalanche. Needless to say, they were very surprised …
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It all happened in a split second, but once it started it was already too late. One of Jasper’s most experienced mountaineers was at the mercy of Mother Nature as he was swallowed up in a class three avalanche of snow, ice and debris in the Tonquin Valley Feb. 28. Not knowing which way was …
Read more Jasper skier swims class 3 avalanche