Technical information, news, research, and opinion on avalanches, snow safety, and winter backcountry travel.

Friday, December 30, 2011

From Canada

Here's Ilya Storm talking about avalanche education and recent conditions in British Columbia. ( And what a name! )

Avalanche Education

Current Danger Ratings in British Columbia

Snowpack Structure / Current Avalanche Danger


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tunnel Creek

Je ne peux pas vivre sans ta lumière, mais je dois essayer—proverbe Français vieux

A sad and information story about the Tunnel Creek avalanche that killed Riley McCarthy in March 2011. Thanks to Zap at Turns-All-Year for the link.

The accident report from NWAC ( PDF ). I added "Tunnel Creek" to the Washington Terrain Ratings post.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays

This CookieMonster wishes you happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Unconscious

Fascinating and scary:

There really is something going on in our unconscious mind. Relevant for all you backcountry skiers who never skiied a line you didn't trust.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Science

Just in case you haven't see this yet:

An amazing graphical representation of data from a weather station.