Synopses & Reviews
-- Ideal for snowboarders, snowshoers, skiers, climbers, hikers, and others
-- Provides step-by-step instruction for determining avalanche hazards, using safe travel techniques, and making effective rescues
Winter recreation in the mountains has increased steadily over the past few years, and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. Avalanche: Beating the Odds covers everything you need to know to avoid trouble in avalanche terrain: what avalanches are and how they work, common myths, human activities that lead to avalanche trouble, what happens to victims when an avalanche occurs, and rescue techniques.