Understand and Reduce the Risks from Avalanches [With Nivo Test Observation Card]
By Robert Bolognesi
(Cicerone Press, Paperback, 9781852844738, 111pp.)
Publication Date: March 2007
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People say avalanches are unpredictable. Is that true? And even if it is, is that an excuse for throwing your life away? It is certainly true that no-one is in a position to claim that they can predict every avalanche, and it has to be said that some are particularly baffling, even for the most experienced. Nevertheless, an avalanche is not a supernatural event, and even without expert knowledge of the release mechanisms in all their complexity, it is still possible to identify the majority of hazardous situations.