Snow and Avalanche (118)
Roof Avalanche and Airbag Burial
Roof avalanches can be a serious danger. In Texas a woman managed to catch the exact moment slabs of snow slide from this roof.
One thing you couldn't fail to miss today in the Belledonne Mountains were copious quantities of surface hoar crystals on any shaded slopes and between 1200 - 2000 meters, maybe higher but that is
Early season snowpacks
Early season snowpack is what can turn a normal avalanche season into hell and damnation and it is something that is worth watching very closely.
Black Diamond Jet Force Airbag
Ryan Guess of Black Diamond equipment introduces the Black Diamond Jet Force Halo avalanche airbag.
A year after the Manaslu avalanche
In a long interview given to Antoine Chandellier the father of Courchevel ski instructor and trainee guide Grégory Costa, killed a year ago today in an avalanche in Nepal, criticises the state of comm
Julien Lopez talks about getting caught in an avalanche
Sometimes avalanches catch up with even the fastest, strongest skiers. In this video La Plagne freerider Julien Lopez describes trying to outrun the slide, until he falls and is covered by the debris.
Why are so many of the best skiers dying?
In an article for Power Magazine entitled "Nature's Feedback", Matt Hanson asks why so many of the best skier's are dying.
Not waving but drowning
16 deaths in a weekend: Tourists ignoring warnings put out by the authorities. Calls to fine or ban people going outside marked and patrolled areas.
Drones to the rescue of Avalanche Victims
With flying time costing 2000 euros per hour only the most prestigious ski resorts have a helicopter on stand-by.
Avalanche Sharks, The Movie
It's Spring Break in the mountains and that means snowboard dudes, pneumatic bikini clad co-eds, beer and er sharks.
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