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Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain [NOOK Book]

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With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, ...

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Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain

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Overview

With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, proper equipment and how to use it, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, decision making, and rescue scenarios. Written for both aspiring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762792368
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition, First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Longtime NOLS instructor Allen O'Bannon is on the board of directors of the American Institute for Avalanche Rersearch and Education (AIARE). Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and illustrator. Their other books include Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book and Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

Some of the Basics 1

Before You Leave the House 30

As You Travel 41

Formal Tests 50

At the Top: Putting It All Together 61

If Things Go Wrong 70

Apr├Ęs-Ski 82

Appendix: Resources for More Education 83

Index 85

About the Author and Illustrator 88

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