Avalanche Awareness Days

The third week in January is designated for Avalanche Awareness in Canada, just in time to give a reality check to all the new adventurers lured into the backcountry by spectacular weather.

In recent decades, recreational users are more likely to be involved in fatalities than industrial users, and most of those avalanche victims triggered the avalanche that buried them. Online information is a good start for establishing background and context, but is no replacement for a trained, experienced guide. If you want to go into the backcountry, get trained, bring safety equipment, take an experienced guide with you, and adapt your plans to current conditions.

This entry was posted in Geoscience and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *