Category Archive: Avalanche

avalanche rescue tips, tricks & techniques

Mar 12 2015

Engaging novice BC Skiers on Safety

Kim Miller of Scarpa.

There’s nothing safe about backcountry skiing. That word shouldn’t be associated with the sport — Kim Miller, President Scarpa USA This is the fifth video in our series covering a panel of industry experts discussing avalanche risk in backcountry skiing and the industry’s part in that, hosted at Outdoor Retail Winter by Verde PR. In …

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Feb 16 2015

Alpenglow hosts “Can U Dig It?” Competition

Shiek Yerbouti helps set the course with a Lincoln-log dummy buried 0.8m deep in bermcrete.

The proverb, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is poignantly true in the case of avalanches. Better to avoid getting caught than to have to deal with a rescue. It is also better, just in case, to be prepared for the worst rather than not be. Since practice makes perfect, as …

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Jan 24 2015

Ryan Gellert talks about Black Diamond’s Responsibility in Backcountry Safety

Ryan Gellert, then of Black Diamond Equipment.

Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry leaders to talk about the Business of the Backcountry. In the 1st video in this series, Bruce Tremper discusses the high volume of new backcountry skiers and what that means to avalanche …

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Jan 15 2015

Mike Hattrup on Industry Responsibility

hattrup

  Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry leaders to talk about the Business of the Backcountry. The questions posed were important and I felt it was important that this seminar be shared beyond the floor of the trade …

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Dec 30 2014

Bruce Tremper on Deaf-to-Danger Newbies

Bruce Tremper, Director of Utah's Avalanche Center

We just don’t have the resources to combat all the extreme videos that are out there…all these movies that are encouraging people to go out there and just rage. — Bruce Tremper Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry …

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Dec 07 2014

Low budget, lightweight ‘clinometer

Hold it vertically, and eyeball it.

  Knowing the angle of the slope you’re on is important for bragging rights and avoiding avalanches. There are plenty of options available for measuring slope angle, with price usually providing an indication of accuracy. There is a new slope angle estimator heading to market that is a simple sticker that you apply to your …

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Nov 17 2014

Review: Buried  by Ken Wylie

Buried - reality & metaphor.

  Book signings are not the sort of thing to make headlines much, but the subject of Ken Wylie’s book entitled Buried is about his contribution and assessment of what is arguably the biggest headline in avalanche news in a hundred years, the tragedy on Tumbledown Mountain, January 20th, 2003. Seven people died in one …

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