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We have discovered that if you enter avalanche terrain and do not apply good risk management then it is as risky as base jumping. However if you do apply good risk management, then it is no riskier than driving to the resort.
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My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days I’m thinking of the victims, their families and friends. I’m also painfully aware of close calls that I’ve had Here are some thoughts about accident prevention
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Some more of our blog posts
ORTOVOX Free Touring Image The number of avalanche accidents, injuries and deaths last season went far beyond the averages for France, Switzerland and the USA. It was one of the worst seasons in fifty years for those countries. Other countries are likely to report...
A common misconception about avalanche accidents is that they’re mainly related to rising temperatures. When I ask people about when and where they think most avalanche accidents occur, they nearly always reply ‘In Spring, on South facing slopes’. It’s an...
On this evening's webinar event, "Recent avalanche accidents, Are the victims unlucky? Or were the accidents predictable?" My heart is heavy with all the avalanche accidents and deaths over the last few days in the Northern French Alps and in parts of Switzerland not...
Following and complementing our post this past Friday, "An exceptional avalanche situation, ... in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas - worth noting, following and learning from. " The following video in Tignes, France, is of a massive avalanche set off...
... in the Northern French Alps and surrounding areas - worth noting, following and learning from. "But", you may say, "Every year there's a weak layer - it's always there". Yes, but every year 'the weak layer' is different. Plus, weak layers can evolve with new ones...