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...
NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

Off-piste skiing and touring can be surprisingly safe, about the same risk as driving a car for one hour, if we regularly apply the risk reduction measures we learn in avalanche training. If we do not apply these measures, it can be surprisingly dangerous according to...
Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

Glide Cracks Mean Snowpack Stability….

…. but they need to be treated with care, all the same Over the last few years we’ve been emphasizing that over 9 out of 10 off-piste accidents occur due to victims triggering the avalanche themselves. This usually happens because they weren’t applying basic...
What is the Risk of Riding in Avalanche Terrain?

What is the Risk of Riding in Avalanche Terrain?

This is the title of a blog posted by Bruce Tremper in 2009. I am planning to examine this question in more detail this week by attending the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Innsbruck. I hope to be posting more about this whilst I am there. Here is a...