I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

I trusted my intuition even when it was wrong

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...
Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

Massive Avalanche Results from Avalanche Control in the Alps

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...
Skier Triggered avalanche Courchevel 13th December 2020

Skier Triggered avalanche Courchevel 13th December 2020

Here we see some skiers entering an area that is normally pisted and patrolled, but is not now due to COVID closures. Why does it release? It is a potent combination that makes it so unstable. A weak layer due to a long period of November dry cold weather and clear...
Skier-triggered Avalanche in the Queyras

Skier-triggered Avalanche in the Queyras

This is a sign of things to come throughout the French Alps and surrounding areas…. On the subject of off-piste and ski touring, here at Henry’s Avalanche Talk we never want to frighten people from going out into the backcountry because there’s...
Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

Update from Henry on the unstable snowpack

Henry just posted this video update on why the snowpack is very unstable right now. Why we should not be misled when other skiers go onto to steep slopes and nothing happens to them. Why this does not mean it is safe to go on to steep slopes even if others have...