Terrain Choice: The Secret to Avalanche Safety

Terrain Choice: The Secret to Avalanche Safety

Join us for Mountaineers Books’ January 23rd live web event, featuring avalanche expert Bruce Tremper, author of "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Ed." Bruce will explain how to read and choose terrain that offers fun, adventure, and the best chance of avoiding avalanche danger.
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*Register to attend, and you could win a free copy of Bruce Tremper's Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Edition*

Wintertime backcountry enthusiasts can avoid avalanches by staying away from the terrain where they are most likely to occur. Sounds simple. But in reality there are a multitude of choices involved in evaluating safe terrain. Bruce will share his forty years of experience studying snow safety and tell you how to choose terrain that will help you avoid an avalanche or survive one if the worst should happen – as it has to him. Control your exposure and lower your risk, is a mantra that has kept Bruce safe and one that he has taught in seminars for many years.

The presentation will run about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period. Register today, even if you can’t attend on January 23, and we’ll send you a recording of the event a day or two afterward. Plus, when you register you’ll automatically be entered to win one of three free copies of Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Edition!

About the author:
BRUCE TREMPER grew up skiing in the mountains of western Montana. He was director of the Forest Service’s Utah Avalanche Center, where he worked for nearly thirty years. Tremper is also the author of Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival and Avalanche Pocket Guide: A Field Reference. He lives in Salt Lake City.

About Mountaineers Books:
An independent, nonprofit publisher based in Seattle, WA, Mountaineers Books has crafted award-winning books on outdoor recreation, travel, and adventure since 1960. It has more than 700 books in print and/or e-book. Visit www.mountaineersbooks.org to learn more.

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
A real-time online presentation and Q&A
January 23, 2019, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (7:00-8:00 pm MST)
Admission is free

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