‘Safety is Freedom’ coming to Grenoble, France on Jan 27th

‘Safety is Freedom’ coming to Grenoble, France on Jan 27th

In Grenoble. ‘Safety is Freedom’ Essentials in English, January 27th @ 19.30! I will be at the Maison de la Montagne in collaboration with my friends at the French Avalanche Association (ANENA) and the City of Grenoble. To buy tickets and for other details...
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...
GLIDE CRACKS in perspective

GLIDE CRACKS in perspective

People do not trigger glide cracks. 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 accident reduction measures at the time of the accident despite clear signs of...
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...