AVALANCHE KNOWLEDGE



Avalanches are a real danger for all those who visit snowy mountainous areas. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives worldwide every year and leave thousands wounded. Almost all the people who are caught in avalanches are caught by a slide that was triggered by themselves or a member of their company. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if those involved had a higher degree of avalanche knowledge.

Learn about the distinct kinds of Avalanches, how to prevent causing one avalanche, how to identify the risks and how to perform search and rescue in such situations. Avalanches kill skiers and boarders every year. There are many risk factors and many possible causes but there’s a lot you can do to reduce your own risk.


What Causes Avalanches?

What Causes Avalanches?

Avalanches happen when the force on the snow layers exceeds the weight of a mass of snow.
Types of Avalanches

Types of Avalanches

There are many types of avalanche; each varies according to cause of occurrence.
Avalanche Dangers

Avalanche Dangers

If we compared a dry and wet snow avalanche, the dry one is more dangerous.
Avalanche Checklist

Avalanche Checklist

It is essential to know the factors to look at that might result in an avalanche.
Avalanche Rescue

Avalanche Rescue

If you observe an avalanche, you must be far away from the area, but also you mustn't forget to rescue the victims.
Avalanche Rescue and Safety Equipment

Avalanche Rescue and Safety Equipment

We must know what equipment we should use in avalanche rescue.