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Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

Ski & Film Pioneer Dan Egan in the UK

My good friend, screamin' - extreme skiing - Dan Egan will be in the UK on tour for his new book: 30 Years in a White Haze. Events include Monday October 25th in Manchester and Wednesday October 27th in London. I met Dan in high school in Boston, USA where we raced...

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WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

WET SNOW AVALANCHES put into perspective

Very few avalanche deaths or accidents occur in wet snow conditions. "So we don't need to worry about wet snow avalanches at all?" you may well ask. The answer is "Yes we do"!! The tricky thing seems to be that even though there are more avalanches in wet snow...

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NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

NOTHING HAPPENS… most of the time

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. For these countries, it was one of their worst seasons in 50 years. Other countries are likely to report...

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Rapid warming, rain and wet snow avalanches

Rapid warming, rain and wet snow avalanches

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...

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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 of Switzerland not...

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