We need to talk about ... Avalanches!
Started by Admin in Avalanche Safety 14-Dec-2017
Admin posted Dec-2017
With massive amounts of snow having fallen in the Alps over the last few weeks, now is a good time to refresh (or get started with!) your knowledge of Avalanche Safety.
We've posted a lot of resources in earlier posts to this part of the forum - so it's worth having a read back to see what you can pick up. And there's a huge array of useful resources on the Internet you can use to increase your knowledge and keep yourself and your friends and family out of trouble.
So where to start?
There's a useful collection of "warning sign" videos on the Youtube channel for the Tirol Avalanche Warning Service.
Here's the first of their "Danger Pattern" videos, covering the "Deep Persistent Weak Layer" ...
Grab a coffee and head over to their channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3H4Xqv_wfHajvogV3ooYdQ/videos for a browse.
We'll post more to this thread over the next week, to keep it front-of-mind, but if you have a useful link or video you found informative then please feel free to post it up.