ABCs of Avalanche Safety, 3rd Edition

  • 192 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-0-89886-885-2
  • Aug 26, 2003

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* Authors have served as avalanche center directors
* The guide long used by ski patrol professionals in the backcountry
* Format redesigned for easy access to vital information for ski, snowboard, and snowshoe enthusiasts

ABCs of Avalanche Safety, 3rd Ed. is the handy, inexpensive avalanche pocket guide loaded with vital winter backcountry information: how to determine potential avalanche hazard, traveling safely in avalanche terrain, what to do if you're caught in an avalanche, and search and rescue techniques. A respected authority since 1961, this enduring classic has been updated with the very latest research in the field, including avalanche transceiver technology. A great resource for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers playing in the mountain backcountry.

Sue Ferguson directed the Utah Avalanche Center. She founded the Avalanche Review and co-founded the American Avalanche Association. E.R. LaChapelle was director of the U.S. Forest Service Avalanche Center in Alta, Utah.


  • 192 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-0-89886-885-2
  • Aug 26, 2003

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